V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. something that refreshes, strengthens, and invigorates; 2. a refreshing drink

Synonyms: medicine, remedy, refresher, refreshing drink


Tips: The word tonic can also be used as an adjective to describe something that is invigorating and energizing. Tonic also has several specialized meanings: in physiology tonic relates to muscle tone, in language and phonetics tonic relates to the stressed syllable in a word, and in music, tonic relates to the first note on a scale. Most commonly, tonic is known for being a soft drink commonly used as a mixer in cocktails.

Usage Examples:

The romantic comedy was a tonic for my saddened heart. (remedy, refresher)

I drank the herbal tonic and immediately began to feel better. (medicine, remedy)

Her energetic voice had a tonic quality on the sleepy audience. (energizing, invigorating) adjective

Lemonade is a great tonic on a hot summer day. (refresher)

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