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Meaning of restorative

re•stor•a•tive

Pronunciation: (ri-stôr'u-tiv, -stōr'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. serving to restore; pertaining to restoration.
  2. capable of renewing health or strength.
—n.
  1. a restorative agent, means, or the like.
  2. a means of restoring a person to consciousness: Smelling salts serve as a restorative.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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