Synonyms and Antonyms of tonic
1 having a renewing effect on the state of the body or mind <breathe in clear tonic mountain air> <never underestimate the tonic power of humor on a sick person> Synonyms bracing, cordial, invigorating, refreshing, rejuvenating, restorative, reviving, stimulating, stimulative, vital, vitalizing Related Words life-giving; conditioning, strengthening; animating, exhilarating, exhilarative, quickening, sharp; corrective, curative, curing, medicinal, rectifying, recuperative, reformative, reformatory, rehabilitative, remedial, remedying, reparative, therapeutic; beneficial, healthful, healthy, helpful, salubrious, salutary, wholesome Near Antonyms deadening, debilitating, draining, enervating, enfeebling, exhausting, numbing, sapping, weakening, wearying; deleterious, injurious, pernicious; insalubrious, noxious, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome
2 beneficial to the health of body or mind <the tonic air of the mountains is just what you need after being cooped up in the city for so long> Synonyms good, healthy, medicinal, restorative, salubrious, salutary, salutiferous, sanative, healthful, wholesomeRelated Words alleviative, corrective, curative, recuperative, refreshing, rehabilitative, rejuvenating, rejuvenescent, remedial; advantageous, useful; antiseptic, aseptic, clean, hygienic, sanitary; nourishing, nutritional, nutritious; nonpoisonous, nontoxicNear Antonyms damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, pernicious; infectious, poisonous, sickening, toxic; insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitaryAntonyms insalubrious, noxious, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome
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