restorative

adjective
re·​stor·​ative | \ ri-ˈstȯr-ə-tiv How to pronounce restorative (audio) \

Definition of restorative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to restoration especially : having power to restore restorative sleep

restorative

noun

Definition of restorative (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that serves to restore to consciousness, vigor, or health

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Examples of restorative in a Sentence

Adjective

the restorative powers of rest took a restorative vitamin mix to improve his immune system

Noun

Sleep is a powerful restorative.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Magazine Norton says there will be a nurse on-site to administer restorative IV drips on demand to bust hangovers, rehydrate and boost energy. Howie Kahn, WSJ, "The Hotel Where You’ll Be ‘Sleep-Coached’ Into Bed," 27 Mar. 2019 Here, out favorite restorative products that help bring back fullness and vibrancy—and keep them going for years to come. Harper's BAZAAR, "BAZAAR's 2019 Anti-Aging Awards," 4 Mar. 2019 ClassPass identified recovery classes as the fastest-growing trend in 2017, reporting a 16 percent increase in clients booking meditation, restorative, and recovery classes. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "What Is a Stretch Studio? Here’s What You Need to Know About This Growing Fitness Trend," 24 Feb. 2019 Some had questions about policing and restorative justice. Rachel K. Hindery, chicagotribune.com, "Gun control, Illinois budget among topics tackled by state lawmakers at town hall in Oak Park," 19 June 2018 Another strategy, known as restorative justice, does not take offending children out of the classroom but teaches them to acknowledge that others have been harmed by their actions and then to make a plan to put things right. The Economist, "Tough love falls out of fashion in America’s schools," 14 Apr. 2018 The flatter, rectangular bolsters are more comfortable to lie on for restorative poses. Julie Brown, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Yoga Kit," 6 June 2018 The best ways to lower high levels of cortisol are exercising regularly, establishing a daily restorative practice such as meditation, and cutting down on excessive use of smartphones. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Why Every 20-Something Should Know More About Their Hormones—and Their Body," 25 Oct. 2018 Forty schools have been targeted to receive training in restorative practices and social emotional learning, Santelises said. Lauren Lumpkin, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore schools punish black girls more frequently, NAACP study finds," 28 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

After the flowers knock you out with wonder, the ethereal evening fragrance works like a restorative. R. Daniel Foster, latimes.com, "What a showoff: Ghostly Brugmansia delivers spectacular garden blooms," 22 June 2018 Our visit was in late winter — snow had fallen and temperatures had dropped into the 20s — so soup was a welcome restorative: a smooth (vegetarian) purée of white onions that neglected neither the onions’ sweetness nor their natural sharpness. Edward Schneider, New York Times, "At a London Temple to Art, Culinary Virtuosity on Display," 21 Apr. 2018 The funky aroma’s still there, an earthy restorative, a chewy celebration of the morning after, a communion bowl consecrated with hot tortillas. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Carnitas Lonja puts pork on a pedestal," 25 Jan. 2018 The clash over authority was evident recently at the Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court, where women charged with prostitution are supposed to face restorative, not punitive, justice. Liz Robbins, New York Times, "A Game of Cat and Mouse With High Stakes: Deportation," 3 Aug. 2017 Nelsen's — whose founder reputedly drank a pint of bitters every day as a restorative and lived to be 90 — issues Bitters Club Certificates to anyone willing to knock back a shot. Kurt Chandler, chicagotribune.com, "Scandinavian heritage, quirky charm await on winsome Washington Island," 30 June 2017 With contemporary chair designers offering new takes on the classic form, this old-fashioned summer pleasure needn’t be fusty, however—neither in terms of the seat nor the restorative, booze-free drink in your paw. Sarah Karnasiewicz, WSJ, "Six Rocking Chairs and What to Drink in Them," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of restorative

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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restorative

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of restorative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

formal : having the ability to make a person feel strong or healthy again

restorative

noun

English Language Learners Definition of restorative (Entry 2 of 2)

formal : something that makes a person feel strong or healthy again

restorative

adjective
re·​stor·​ative | \ ri-ˈstōr-ət-iv, -ˈstȯr- How to pronounce restorative (audio) \

Medical Definition of restorative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or providing restoration restorative treatment restorative dentistry

restorative

noun

Medical Definition of restorative (Entry 2 of 2)

: something (as a medicine) that serves to restore to consciousness, vigor, or health

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