What does the word tonic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to tension.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Invigorating; bracing.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to tone or tones.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A tonic medicine or anything invigorating.

Usage examples for tonic

  1. His kind looks and words were an excellent tonic. – Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh by George W. Foote
  2. A woman who has proved to her own satisfaction that marriage is a failure is at times a great tonic to other women. – The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Daviess
  3. But you've left off your tonic. – Superseded by May Sinclair