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re·stor·a·tive

 (rĭ-stôr′ə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Of or relating to restoration.
2. Tending or having the power to restore: a restorative tonic.
n.
1. Something that restores.
2. A medicine or other agent that helps to restore health, strength, or consciousness.

re·stor′a·tive·ly adv.

restorative

(rɪˈstɒrətɪv)
adj
tending to revive or renew health, spirits, etc
n
(Pharmacology) anything that restores or revives, esp a drug or agent that promotes health or strength

re•stor•a•tive

(rɪˈstɔr ə tɪv, -ˈstoʊr-)

adj.
1. capable of renewing health or strength.
n.
2. a restorative agent, means, or the like.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.restorative - a medicine that strengthens and invigoratesrestorative - a medicine that strengthens and invigorates
bracer, pick-me-up - a tonic or restorative (especially a drink of liquor)
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
2.restorative - a device for treating injury or diseaserestorative - a device for treating injury or disease
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
pack - a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect
face pack, pack - a cream that cleanses and tones the skin
pick-me-up, pickup - anything with restorative powers; "she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her"
prosthesis, prosthetic device - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
Adj.1.restorative - tending to impart new life and vigor to; "the renewing warmth of the sunshine"
invigorating - imparting strength and vitality; "the invigorating mountain air"
2.restorative - promoting recuperation; "recuperative powers"; "strongly recuperative remedies"; "restorative effects of exercise"
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"

restorative

adjective
1. Serving to cure:
2. Producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor:
noun
A medicine that restores or increases vigor:
Informal: bracer, pick-me-up.
Translations

restorative

[rɪsˈtɔːrətɪv]
A. ADJreconstituyente
B. Nreconstituyente m

restorative

[rɪˈstɔːrətɪv]
adj [powers] → reconstituant(e); [drink] → reconstituant(e); [sleep, break] → réparateur/trice
nreconstituant m

restorative

adjstärkend

restorative

[rɪˈstɔːrətɪv]
1. adj (powers, effect) → corroborante
2. n (tonic) → ricostituente m (hum) (alcoholic drink) → cordiale m

re·stor·a·tive

n. restaurativo, agente que estimula la restauración.

restorative

adj (dent, surg, etc.) restaurador, restaurativo; (sleep) reparador
References in classic literature ?
But woman will never take the most obvious restorative, and Rosalind presently recovered without the brandy.
The effect of the restorative began to show itself.
Her unwillingness to quit her mother was her only restorative to calmness; and at the moment of parting her grief on that score was excessive.
Patient of toil, not to be disheartened by impediments and disappointments, fertile in expedients, and versed in every mode of humoring and conquering the wayward current, they would ply every exertion, sometimes in the boat, sometimes on shore, sometimes in the water, however cold; always alert, always in good humor; and, should they at any time flag or grow weary, one of their popular songs, chanted by a veteran oarsman, and responded to in chorus, acted as a never- failing restorative.
During the two years that had elapsed previous to their marriage my father had gradually relinquished all his public functions; and immediately after their union they sought the pleasant climate of Italy, and the change of scene and interest attendant on a tour through that land of wonders, as a restorative for her weakened frame.
Let me urge you to take a restorative, Miss Temple,” said Edwards respectfully; “your frame will sink else.
Anne, judging from her own temperament, would have deemed such a domestic hurricane a bad restorative of the nerves, which Louisa's illness must have so greatly shaken.
Assisted by the silent Peter and the well-stocked medicine-chest, I apply the necessary dressings to my wound, wrap myself in the comfortable morning-gown which is always kept ready in the Guests' Chamber, and lie down again on the bed to try the restorative virtues of sleep.
At the best of times, so much of this elixir was administered to me as a choice restorative, that I was conscious of going about, smelling like a new fence.
D'Avrigny rushed towards the old man and made him inhale a powerful restorative.
He sat beside her, holding her hand, well knowing that the comfort of his presence was the best restorative for her.
Moody withdrew, without further hesitation, to order the light restorative prescribed for himself by Mr.

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