Adjective "restorative" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having the ability to restore health, strength, or well-being.
  1. 'The restorative properties of the peppermint and spearmint plant specifically, have fascinated herbalists and repelled insects for thousands of years.'
  2. 'Nevertheless, many environmentalists remain concerned that any talk of restorative grazing is merely an environmental smokescreen that lets ranchers continue to devastate the land.'
  3. 'The less we spend on conspicuous consumption goods, the better we can afford to alleviate congestion; and the more time we can devote to family and friends, to exercise, sleep, travel, and other restorative activities.'
  4. 'Anest was awakened from the deep, dream-filled, restorative sleep of the travel-weary by an annoying, persistent knocking at the door.'
  5. 'Her frantic parents, after finding no restorative medical treatment in Moscow, sent her to Europe to consult various doctors.'
  6. 'On the positive side, Yuji begins to connect spiritually to Mamoru's father: the two men find restorative peace in one another.'
  7. 'It alternates the physical thrills of a long, bouncy roller coaster ride with the restorative pleasure of getting drenched on a melting hot day.'
  8. 'The extensive range of services are inspired by restorative treatments, holistic therapies, healing rituals, organic products and native remedies found in Baja and around the world.'
  9. 'All the visible new and restorative work - to both the tensile structure and the landscape - honours and generously contributes to the original structure of the Kings Domain parklands.'
  10. 'Many of the promises wilderness recreation offered in the interwar years remained - challenge, restorative experience, and retreat from modernity.'
Relating to the restoration of form or function to a damaged tooth or other part of the body.
  1. 'An extraction is often used as preparation for a restorative dental procedure such as dentures.'


A thing that restores health, strength, or well-being, especially a medicine or drink.
  1. 'Among very few references to specific wines, the treasured South African Constantia is considered a suitable restorative for a young lady in Sense and Sensibility.'
  2. 'In small doses it serves as a stimulant for the entire digestive tract, associating it with bitter tonics, or other restoratives.'
  3. 'The prisoner was cut down, restoratives were applied and he recovered, to be known forever more as Half-Hanged Smith.'
  4. 'The personal touch was waning, and a portrait-no matter how fast, cheap, and easily produced-was a valuable restorative to their sense of self.'
  5. 'Benedictine and Chartreuse orders still consume these restoratives for digestive and muscular problems.'
  6. 'You know it's been a long, strange evening of dance when the sight of people jogging, playing ball, or even dozing in Riverside Park the next morning comes as a sudden, overwhelming restorative.'


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.

More examples(as adjective)

"proctocolectomies can be restorative."

"effects can be restorative."

"materials can be restorative."

"powers can be restorative."

"treatments can be restorative."

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Late Middle English: from an Old French variant of restauratif, -ive, from restorer (see restore).