[ri-stawr-uh-tiv, -stohr-]
serving to restore; pertaining to restoration.
capable of renewing health or strength.
a restorative agent, means, or the like.
a means of restoring a person to consciousness: Smelling salts serve as a restorative.

1350–1400; Middle English restoratif (adj. and noun) < Middle French restauratif < Latin restaurāt(us) (past participle of restaurāre to restore) + Middle French -if -ive

nonrestorative, adjective, noun
unrestorative, adjective Unabridged
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restorative (rɪˈstɒrətɪv)
1.  tending to revive or renew health, spirits, etc
2.  anything that restores or revives, esp a drug or agent that promotes health or strength

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

  1. Of or relating to restoration.

  2. Tending or having the power to restore.

A medicine or other agent that helps to restore health, strength, or consciousness.
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Example sentences
Many believe that the meat of rare and wild animals carries medicinal and
  restorative powers.
Spicy greens meet tender ham in this restorative soup.
Their example added spiritual health to the catalogue of restorative and
  curative powers attributed to the beach.
It's a great source of scientific hypotheses, and of restorative laughter.
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