a restorative agent, means, or the like.
a means of restoring a person to consciousness: Smelling salts serve as a restorative.
- non·re·stor·a·tive, adjective, noun
- un·re·stor·a·tive, adjective
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How to use restorative in a sentence
There is a kind of joy, too, that is redemptive, restorative—resurrection joy.
So I just started taking restorative yoga multiple times a week for about three months.
Versus prior to being introduced to restorative yoga, I was always looking for outside sources to help heal me and to also discover who I was.
I’m hoping that customers find a restorative beverage that centers them and helps them find focus while alleviating the innumerable stresses that come at us every single day.OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder on launching a hemp-infused sparkling water brand | Rachel King | August 24, 2020 | Fortune
They can push schools to reinvest resources at school level and implement restorative justice policies and practices that will help close the school-to-prison pipeline.The US has an extraordinary opportunity to reform education | Jennifer E. Lacy | August 7, 2020 | Vox
You are strongly encouraged to sit down, and perhaps take a small restorative brandy.
After, the restorative effects of “two jiggers from an old bottle of Wild Turkey,” he began the next chapter of his life.10 Revelations from ‘Rather Outspoken’ Autobiography | Ben Jacobs | April 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And next week I'm starting something very exciting with a woman who is going to do an hour of restorative yoga with me.
A-listers including Madonna, Matthew McConaughey, and Demi Moore are hawking the restorative powers of coconut water.
Despite all this sensational, restorative sex, Stone is a teeny bit defensive about his heterosexuality.
She paused, whispered, "The restorative," and I gave her the medicine.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls | Various
The usual restorative was to stamp about and beat the chest with the hands—an old sailor's trick.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
God's Word hid in the heart is not only a preservative against sin, but a restorative from its evil effects.The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2) | Timothy East
I drank the milk with pleasure, and ate the bread, chaff and all; but it was not very restorative to a man sinking with fatigue.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete | Jean Jacques Rousseau
His bodily vigor was unimpaired; but his mind demanded the restorative tonic of peace.The Terms of Surrender | Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for restorative
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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