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



BrE BrE//rɪˈstɔːrətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈstɔːrətɪv//
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(old-fashioned) a thing that makes you feel better, stronger, etc. Sleep is the best restorative there is. Word Originlate Middle English: from an Old French variant of restauratif, -ive, from restorer, from Latin restaurare ‘rebuild, restore’.
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