Definitions of tonic

The word tonic uses 5 letters:cinot.

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a. - Characterized by continuous muscular contraction; as, tonic convulsions. 2

a. - Of or relating to tones or sounds; specifically (Phon.), applied to, or distingshing, a speech sound made with tone unmixed and undimmed by obstruction, such sounds, namely, the vowels and diphthongs, being so called by Dr. James Rush (1833) " from their forming the purest and most plastic material of intonation." 2

a. - Of or pertaining to tension; increasing tension; hence, increasing strength; as, tonic power. 2

a. - Increasing strength, or the tone of the animal system; obviating the effects of debility, and restoring healthy functions. 2

n. - A tonic element or letter; a vowel or a diphthong. 2

n. - The key tone, or first tone of any scale. 2

n. - A medicine that increases the strength, and gives vigor of action to the system. 2

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