[ ri-stawr-uh-tiv, -stohr- ]
/ rɪˈstɔr ə tɪv, -ˈstoʊr- /
a restorative agent, means, or the like.
a means of restoring a person to consciousness: Smelling salts serve as a restorative.
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Words nearby restorative
Origin of restorative
OTHER WORDS FROM restorativenon·re·stor·a·tive, adjective, nounun·re·stor·a·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonrestorative
/ (rɪˈstɒrətɪv) /
tending to revive or renew health, spirits, etc
anything that restores or revives, esp a drug or agent that promotes health or strength
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Medical definitions for nonrestorative
[ rĭ-stôr′ə-tĭv ]
Of or relating to restoration.
Tending or having the power to restore.
A medicine or other agent that helps to restore health, strength, or consciousness.
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