AskDefine | Define restorative

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restorative adj
1 tending to impart new life and vigor to; "the renewing warmth of the sunshine" [syn: renewing, reviving, revitalizing, revitalising]
2 promoting recuperation; "recuperative powers"; "strongly recuperative remedies"; "restorative effects of exercise" [syn: recuperative]


1 a medicine that strengthens and invigorates [syn: tonic]
2 a device for treating injury or disease [syn: corrective]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Something believed to have restoring properties


  • OED2


  1. Of or pertaining to restoring.
    After a long day working in the fields Clarance took comfort in a restorative pint of beer.

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