Definition of tonify in English:

tonify

Syllabification: ton·i·fy
Pronunciation: /ˈtōnəˌfī, ˈtän-
 
/

verb (tonifies, tonifying, tonified)

[with object]
1Impart tone to (the body or a part of it).
1.1(Of acupuncture or herbal medicine) increase the available energy of (an organ, part, or system of the body).
More example sentences
  • Finally, legumes are an important source of valuable phytochemicals such as saponins, which tonify the immune system and inhibit the DNA synthesis of cancer cells.
  • These foods are nutritionally dense and tonify all bodily tissues.
  • A substance used in Chinese medicine that tonifies the blood and is of specific benefit to the nails is gelatin.

Derivatives

tonification

Pronunciation: /ˌtōnəfiˈkāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • In many cases, the patients are instructed to continue herbal therapy at a much lower dose in pill form for long-term tonification.
  • For some people who only need slight tonification, they can take the regular powdered dosage of 1-2 grams every third, fifth or seventh day.
  • Eventually the constant mild nourishing tonification, combined with strict avoidance of coffee and alcohol, perhaps will begin to soften the hardened cells.

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