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restorative

[ri-stawr-uh-tiv, -stohr-] /rɪˈstɔr ə tɪv, -ˈstoʊr-/
adjective
1.
serving to restore; pertaining to restoration.
2.
capable of renewing health or strength.
noun
3.
a restorative agent, means, or the like.
4.
a means of restoring a person to consciousness:
Smelling salts serve as a restorative.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English restoratif (adj. and noun) < Middle French restauratif < Latin restaurāt(us) (past participle of restaurāre to restore) + Middle French -if -ive
Related forms
nonrestorative, adjective, noun
unrestorative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonrestorative

restorative

/rɪˈstɒrətɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to revive or renew health, spirits, etc
noun
2.
anything that restores or revives, esp a drug or agent that promotes health or strength
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Word Origin and History for nonrestorative

restorative

adj.

late 14c., from Old French restoratif from restorer (see restore).

n.

early 15c., from restorative (adj.), or from Medieval Latin restaurativum "a restorative."

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nonrestorative in Medicine

restorative re·stor·a·tive (rĭ-stôr'ə-tĭv)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to restoration.

  2. Tending or having the power to restore.

n.
A medicine or other agent that helps to restore health, strength, or consciousness.
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