tonic

tonic
tonic [tän′ik]
adj.
[Gr tonikos < tonos: see TONE]
1. of, producing, or tending to produce good muscular tone, or tension
2. mentally or morally invigorating; stimulating
3. having to do with tones; specif.,
a) Music designating or based on the first tone ( keynote) of a diatonic scale [a tonic chord]
b) Painting having to do with the tone or tones of a picture
c) Phonet. Now Rare designating or of sounds characterized by resonance in the head cavities; also, accented
4. Med. Physiol. of or characterized by tone, or tonus
n.
1. anything that invigorates or stimulates; specif.,
a) a drug, medicine, or other agent for restoring or increasing body tone
b) a hair or scalp dressing
2.
a) a carbonated beverage flavored with a little quinine and served in a mixed drink with gin, vodka, etc.; quinine water
b) Chiefly Northeast SODA POP
3. Music the first, or basic, tone of a diatonic scale; keynote
4. Phonet. Now Rare a tonic sound or syllable
tonically
adv.

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