Definition of restorative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈstɔːrətɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈstɔːrətɪv//
    Recovering from illness
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  1. 1(formal) making you feel strong and healthy again the restorative power of fresh air
  2. 2(medical) connected with treatment that repairs the body or a part of it restorative dentistry/surgery See related entries: Recovering from illness
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from an Old French variant of restauratif, -ive, from restorer, from Latin restaurare ‘rebuild, restore’.
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