Definition of tonic water in English:

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tonic water

Pronunciation: /ˈtänik ˌwôdər/ /ˈtänik ˌwädər/

noun

A bitter carbonated soft drink made with quinine, used especially as a mixer with gin or other liquors (originally used as a stimulant of appetite and digestion).
Example sentences
  • Soda water, seltzer water and tonic water are not considered bottled waters.
  • The basic mixers are cola, lemon-lime soda, tonic water, soda water, orange juice, cranberry juice, tomato juice, ginger ale and grapefruit juice.
  • If you have mixed drinks, use mixers that are sugar-free, such as diet soda, tonic water, club soda or seltzer.

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Syllabification: ton·ic wa·ter

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