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tonic British & World English

A medicinal substance taken to give a feeling of vigour or well-being

tonic English Thesaurus

for over five thousand years ginseng has been used as a natural tonic

tonic–clonic British & World English

Of or characterized by successive phases of tonic and clonic spasm (as in grand mal epilepsy)

nerve tonic British & World English

A remedy thought to stimulate or benefit the nerves (also figurative).

post-tonic British & World English

Following an accented syllable.

skin tonic British & World English

An astringent cosmetic used as a toner for the face; chiefly as a mass noun.

tonic sol-fa British & World English

A system of naming the notes of the scale (usually doh, ray, me, fah, soh, lah, te) used especially to teach singing, with doh as the keynote of all major keys and lah as the keynote of all minor keys

tonic water British & World English

A carbonated soft drink with a bitter flavour, used as a mixer with gin or other spirits (originally used as a stimulant of appetite and digestion)

gin and tonic British & World English

A drink of gin and tonic water