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  1. ton·ic
    IPA[ˈtänik]
  2. noun

    adjective

    • 1. giving a feeling of vigor or well-being; invigorating:

      a tonic body shampoo
    • 2. relating to or denoting the first degree of a scale.

    • 3. denoting or relating to the syllable within a tone group that has greatest prominence, because it carries the main change of pitch.

    • 4. relating to or restoring normal tone to muscles or other organs.

    • 5. relating to, denoting, or producing continuous muscular contraction.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: tonic, plural noun: tonics

    • noun

      a medicinal substance taken to give a feeling of vigour or well-being.

      something with an invigorating effect:

    • adjective

      giving a feeling of vigour or well-being; invigorating:

      relating to or denoting the first degree of a scale.

    • noun

      a bitter carbonated soft drink made with quinine, used especially as a mixer with gin or other liquors (originally used as a stimulant of appetite and digestion):
    • adjective

      of or characterized by successive phases of tonic and clonic spasm (as in grand mal epilepsy).
    • noun

      a carbonated soft drink with a bitter flavour, used as a mixer with gin or other spirits (originally used as a stimulant of appetite and digestion):
    • adjective

      of or characterized by successive phases of tonic and clonic spasm (as in grand mal epilepsy).
    • noun

      a system of naming the notes of the scale (usually do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti) developed in England and used especially to teach singing, with do as the keynote of all major keys and la as the keynote of all minor keys.
    • noun

      a system of naming the notes of the scale (usually doh, ray, me, fah, soh, lah, ti) used especially to teach singing, with doh as the keynote of all major keys and lah as the keynote of all minor keys.
    • noun

      a drink of gin and tonic water:
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