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Definition 1: a medicine that strengthens and invigorates - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tonic in the sense of this definition

(tonic is a kind of ...) (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

(... is a kind of tonic ) a tonic or restorative (especially a drink of liquor)

Definition 2: (music) the first note of a diatonic scale - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for tonic in the sense of this definition

(tonic is a kind of ...) a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

"the singer held the note too long"

(... is a kind of tonic ) (music) the keynote of the scale of C major

(tonic belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 3: a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring - [noun denoting food]

Samples where tonic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in New England they call sodas tonics

Synonyms for tonic in the sense of this definition

(tonic is a kind of ...) nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)

(tonic is made of the substance ...) effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide

Definition 4: lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for tonic in the sense of this definition

(tonic is a kind of ...) nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)

(tonic is made of the substance ...) a bitter alkaloid extracted from chinchona bark; used in malaria therapy

(... is made of the substance tonic) gin and quinine water

Definition 5: (used of syllables) bearing the principle stress, usually accompanied by a change in pitch - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where tonic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word

Synonyms for tonic in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where tonic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Chinese is a tonal language

Synonyms for tonic in the sense of this definition

Definition 7: of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where tonic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a tonic reflex
  • tonic muscle contraction

(tonic belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

Definition 8: imparting vitality and energy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tonic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bracing mountain air

Synonyms for tonic in the sense of this definition

(tonic is similar to ...) imparting strength and vitality

"the invigorating mountain air"

Definition 9: relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tonic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tonic harmony

(tonic is similar to ...) having tonality; i.e. tones and chords organized in relation to one tone such as a keynote or tonic

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