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English adjective: tonic

1. tonic of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue


SamplesA tonic reflex.
Tonic muscle contraction.


Domain categoryphysiology

2. tonic employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words


SamplesChinese is a tonal language.


Synonymstonal

3. tonic used of syllables


SamplesA tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word.


Synonymsaccented


Antonymsunaccented, atonic

4. tonic relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale


SamplesTonic harmony.


Similartonal


Antonymsatonal, unkeyed

5. tonic imparting vitality and energy


SamplesThe bracing mountain air.


Synonymsbracing, brisk, fresh, refreshful, refreshing


Similarinvigorating


Antonymsdebilitating


English noun: tonic

1. tonic (food) lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine


Synonymsquinine water, tonic water


Broader (hypernym)soft drink


Substance holonymquinine


Substance meronymgin and tonic

2. tonic (food) a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring


SamplesIn New England they call sodas tonics.


Synonymspop, soda, soda pop, soda water


Broader (hypernym)soft drink


Substance holonymcarbonated water, club soda, seltzer, soda water, sparkling water

3. tonic (communication) (music) the first note of a diatonic scale


Synonymskeynote


Broader (hypernym)musical note, note, tone


Narrower (hyponym)C


Domain categorymusic

4. tonic (artifact) a medicine that strengthens and invigorates


Synonymsrestorative


Broader (hypernym)medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine


Narrower (hyponym)bracer, pick-me-up









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