Tonic

6 Definitions of Tonic

The meaning of the word tonic, the definition of Tonic:

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

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

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

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."

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

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


The word "tonic" uses 5 letters: C I N O T

Direct anagrams of tonic:

ontic

Words formed by adding one letter before or after tonic, or to tonic in any order:

a - action atonic cation   e - noetic notice   f - confit   g - coting   h - chiton   r - citron cortin   s - tocsin tonics  

Shorter words found within tonic:

ci cion coin con coni cot ic icon in into ion it nit no not on otc otic ti tic tin to ton

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