verb (used with object), re·stored, re·stor·ing.
Origin of restore
Synonyms for restore
Examples from the Web for self-restoring
Historical Examples of self-restoring
This class is furthermore subdivided into the self-restoring and the non-self-restoring varieties.Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy
John Ambrose Fleming
Word Origin for restore
c.1300, "to give back," also, "to build up again, repair," from Old French restorer, from Latin restaurare "repair, rebuild, renew," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + -staurare, as in instaurare "restore," from PIE *stau-ro-, from root *sta- "to stand, set down, make or be firm," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (see stet). Related: Restored; restoring.