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  • n  lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
  • n  a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    in New England they call sodas tonics
  • n  (music) the first note of a diatonic scale
  • n  a medicine that strengthens and invigorates
  • a  of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue
    a tonic reflex
    tonic muscle contraction
  • a  employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words
  • a  used of syllables
    a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word
  • s  relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale
    tonic harmony
  • s  imparting vitality and energy

  • For the uninitiated, tonic cuisine comprises dishes prepared primarily for their medicinal value, and it draws on the vast array of herbs and botanicals found in a traditional .
  • They created drinks including a boozy ice cream using liquid nitrogen and an ice-cube-like gin-and-tonic jelly.
  • Maybe that's your antiaging tonic.
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  • From WKYC.COM / TV 3
    Both the flowers and berries of the elderberry have been used since prehistoric times as a tonic to treat respiratory ailments. The elderberry is the international herb of the year for 2013, but very few studies have been done to back-up the health properties of elderberry.
    June 10, 2013 - 89.7 WKSU
  • Revised Car Sales Forecast Fuels Optimism Amongst UK Dealers
    The Society of Motor Traders and Manufacturers has re-forecasted its new car sales estimate for 2013 - the new figure has been described by Unicom Insurance as a 'tonic' for dealerships nationwide.
    June 7, 2013 - Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  • Antonio in FOXNews
    Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the UN agency, warned that amphetamine-type drugs are seen as "a cheap and available tonic for our fast and competitive times."
  • Jim Calhoun in Washington Post
    This team has given me incredible joy this season,Calhoun said. "They were the tonic, quite frankly, the best medicine I could ever possibly receive."
  • Gareth Jenkins in BBC News
    This is magnificent news for us,said Wales coach Gareth Jenkins. "It's just the tonic we need as we prepare for our warm-up games against England this week and Argentina and France at the Millennium Stadium later this month. Stephen is...

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