restorative

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rɪˈstɒrətɪv/
  • Hyphenation: re‧stora‧tive

Adjective[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

restorative ‎(plural restoratives)

  1. Something with restoring properties.
  2. (euphemistic) An alcoholic drink, especially with tonic.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, “XIV”, in Jeeves in the Offing:
      “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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  • OED2

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