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Definitions of tonic:

part of speech: adjective

1. In a state of continuous, unremitting action, noting especially a muscular contraction. 2. Increasing physical or mental tone or strength, invigorating. 3. A remedy which restores enfeebled function and promotes vigor and a sense of well- being. Tonics are qualified, according to the organ or system upon which they act, as cardiac, digestive, hematic, vascular, nervine, uterine, general, etc.

Usage examples for tonic:

  • There was a certain tonic in this speech of Eliza's which did Emmy good. "A Round Dozen", Susan Coolidge
  • Correct the food given the dam, mixing Pratts Hog Tonic with her feed. "Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry", Pratt Food Co.
  • I find this big city of yours a powerful kind of tonic after Wyoming. "A Mysterious Disappearance", Gordon Holmes

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