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Tonic

Definition

[n] a medicine that strengthens and invigorates
[n] (music) the first note of a diatonic scale
[n] a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring; "in New England they call sodas tonics"
[n] lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
[adj] imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"
[adj] used of syllables; "a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word"
[adj] relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale; "tonic harmony"
[adj] employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words; "Chinese is a tonal language"
[adj] (physiology) of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue; "a tonic reflex"; "tonic muscle contraction"

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Antonyms

atonic, unaccented