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Webster 1913 Edition


Restorative

Re-stor′a-tive

(r?-st?r′?-t?v)
,
Adj.
[Cf. F.
restoratif
.]
Of or pertaining to restoration; having power to restore.
Destroys life’s enemy,
Hunger, with sweet
restorative
delight.
Milton.

Re-stor′a-tive

,
Noun.
Something which serves to restore; especially, a restorative medicine.
Arbuthnot.

Webster 1828 Edition


Restorative

RESTO'RATIVE

,
Adj.
That has power to renew strength and vigor.

RESTO'RATIVE

,
Noun.
A medicine efficacious in restoring strength and vigor, or in recruiting the vital powers.

Definition 2021


restorative

restorative

English

Adjective

restorative

  1. Serving to restore.
    After a long day working in the fields Clarence took comfort in a restorative pint of beer.
    • Milton
      Destroys life's enemy, / Hunger, with sweet restorative delight.

Translations

Noun

restorative (plural restoratives)

  1. Something with restoring properties.
  2. (euphemistic) An alcoholic drink, especially with tonic.
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, “chapter XIV”, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
      “Well, let's hope you're right, darling. In the meantime,” said Kipper, “if I don't get that whisky-and-soda soon, I shall disintegrate. Would you mind if I went in search of it, Mrs Travers?” “It's the very thing I was about to suggest myself. Dash along and drink your fill, my unhappy young stag at eve.” “I'm feeling rather like a restorative, too,” said Bobbie. “Me also,” I said, swept along on the tide of the popular movement. “Though I would advise,” I said, when we were outside, “making it port. More authority.”

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