roborant


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rob·o·rant

 (rŏb′ər-ənt)
adj.
Restoring vigor or strength.
n.
A roborant drug; a restorative or tonic.

[Latin rōborāns, rōborant-, present participle of rōborāre, to strengthen, from rōbur, rōbor-, oak, strength; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

roborant

(ˈrəʊbərənt; ˈrɒb-)
adj
tending to fortify or increase strength
n
(Pharmacology) a drug or agent that increases strength
[C17: from Latin roborāre to strengthen, from rōbur an oak]

rob•o•rant

(ˈrɒb ər ənt)
Med. adj.
1. strengthening.
n.
2. a tonic.
[1655–65; < Latin rōborant- (s. of rōborāns), present participle of rōborāre to strengthen, =rōbor- (s. of rōbur) oak, hardness + -ant- -ant]
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roborant

adjectivenoun
A medicine that restores or increases vigor:
Informal: bracer, pick-me-up.
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