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  Definition of tonic
  1. a medicine that strengthens and invigorates
  2. (music) the first note of a diatonic scale
  3. a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring; "in New England they call sodas tonics"
  4. lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
  5. imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"
  6. used of syllables; "a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word"
  7. relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale; "tonic harmony"
  8. employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words; "Chinese is a tonal language"
  9. of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue; "a tonic reflex"; "tonic muscle contraction"
Similar Words: restorative, keynote, pop, soda, soda pop, soda water, tonic water, quinine water, bracing, brisk, energizing, energising, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, accented, tonal

 

Hyponyms: bracer, pick-me-up

 

Pertainyms: tone, tonicity, tonus

 

Substance Meronyms: gin and tonic

 

 
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