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Definition of "restorative" []

  • Of or relating to restoration. (adjective)
  • Tending or having the power to restore: a restorative tonic. (adjective)
  • Something that restores. (noun)
  • A medicine or other agent that helps to restore health, strength, or consciousness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "restorative" in a sentence
  • "The government said its proposal would begin to achieve what it calls "restorative justice," an apparent allusion to the Moros' complaints of discrimination and dispossession through the decades."
  • "In fact, their sleep patterns mimic those who suffer from sleep disorders like sleep apnea, where you experience enough hours asleep but you don't spend enough hours in restorative sleep."
  • "It can be the best short-term restorative and, who knows, you might wake up with your memory."