- a drink of intoxicantRestoring calm or relaxation, I suppose. Not common.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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Restorative — Re*stor a*tive (r?*st?r ?*t?v), a. [Cf. F. restoratif.] Of or pertaining to restoration; having power to restore. [1913 Webster] Destroys life s enemy, Hunger, with sweet restorative delight. Milton. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Restorative — Re*stor a*tive, n. Something which serves to restore; especially, a restorative medicine. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
restorative — index curative, cure, medicinal, palliative (abating), panacea, remedial, remedy (that which corrects), s … Law dictionary
restorative — c.1400 (adj.), early 15c. (n.); see RESTORATION (Cf. restoration) + IVE (Cf. ive) … Etymology dictionary
restorative — adj *curative, remedial, corrective, sanative Analogous words: stimulating, quickening (see PROVOKE) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
restorative — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having the ability to restore health, strength, or a feeling of well being. 2) relating to the restoration of a damaged tooth or other part of the body. ► NOUN ▪ a medicine or drink that restores health, strength, or well being.… … English terms dictionary
restorative — [ri stôr′ə tiv] adj. [ME restoratif < MFr < ML restaurativus] 1. of restoration 2. tending to restore or capable of restoring; esp., capable of restoring health, strength, consciousness, etc. n. something that restores; esp., something that … English World dictionary
restorative — I UK [rɪˈstɔːrətɪv] / US [rɪˈstɔrətɪv] adjective formal making you feel strong, healthy, full of energy, or happy again This herb has restorative properties. restorative surgery II UK [rɪˈstɔːrətɪv] / US [rɪˈstɔrətɪv] noun [countable] Word forms… … English dictionary
restorative — re|stor|a|tive1 [ rı stɔrətıv ] adjective FORMAL making you feel strong, healthy, full of energy, or happy again: This herb has restorative properties. restorative surgery restorative re|stor|a|tive 2 [ rı stɔrətıv ] noun count FORMAL something… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
restorative — [[t]rɪstɔ͟ːrətɪv[/t]] restoratives 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is restorative makes you feel healthier, stronger, or more cheerful after you have been feeling tired, weak, or miserable. She opened the door to her bedroom, thinking how… … English dictionary
restorative — 1. Renewing health and strength. 2. An agent that promotes a renewal of health or strength. [L. restauro, to restore] * * * re·stor·ative ri stōr ət iv, stȯr adj of, relating to, or providing restoration <restorative treatment>… … Medical dictionary