[ ri-stawr-uh-tiv, -stohr- ]
See synonyms for: restorativerestoratives on

  1. serving to restore; pertaining to restoration.

  2. capable of renewing health or strength.

  1. a restorative agent, means, or the like.

  2. a means of restoring a person to consciousness: Smelling salts serve as a restorative.

Origin of restorative

1350–1400; Middle English restoratif (adj. and noun) <Middle French restauratif<Latin restaurāt(us) (past participle of restaurāre to restore) + Middle French -if-ive

Other words from restorative

  • non·re·stor·a·tive, adjective, noun
  • un·re·stor·a·tive, adjective

Words Nearby restorative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use restorative in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for restorative


/ (rɪˈstɒrətɪv) /

  1. tending to revive or renew health, spirits, etc

  1. anything that restores or revives, esp a drug or agent that promotes health or strength

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