Definition of 'tonic'

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Synonyms of "tonic"
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Example sentences containing 'tonic'

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That became the gin and tonic we recognise. Times, Sunday Times (2017)So does a stiff gin and tonic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Care for some ice in your gin and tonic, foreign secretary? Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a lot cheaper than multiple rounds of gin and tonic in the pub and a taxi home. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Why, pray, do we need a lip balm flavoured with gin and tonic? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Over a large gin and tonic, he veers between amused bafflement at all the fuss and genuine hurt that he has been cast as a monster. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On that day his Majesty drank as a tonic a glass of strong white wine and two small glasses of champagne, and smoked his usual cigar. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You generally feel in need of a good tonic. Ingham, Christine Life Without Work (1994)It is also a wonderful tonic for hair if you have recently been very ill. Guyton, Anita The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)She was comforted by a stiff gin and tonic. Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)It is also a general tonic for the heart. Chaitow, Leon Body Odour (1994)Why a gin and tonic is particularly good at helping you unwind. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It can be used as a hair tonic. Christianity Today (2000)Or the fizz of ice cubes being dropped into a freshly made gin and tonic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But it is an important win for me and it is a good tonic. The Sun (2011)Indeed, its scepticism remains as great a tonic as its tremendous wit and energy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Over lunch, he liked a gin and tonic and some wine. Leo McKinstry Sir Alf: A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager (2006)He was such fun - a great tonic to us all. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When combined with other ingredients, mace makes a fine hair tonic. Guyton, Anita The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)He drank gin and tonic, or wine. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I have to pretend my tonic has vodka in it to make them feel comfortable. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I drink gin or vodka and slimline tonic instead of wine. The Sun (2013)I have been under the weather and this was a great tonic. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I hear the fizz of tonic in my gin beckoning. Times, Sunday Times (2012)On the left is a vodka and tonic, in the centre red wine and on the right lager. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The parity in tennis offers a tonic to that grim statistic, a rare shaft of sunlight in a judgmental world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When mixed together, they provide a good all-round complexion tonic. Guyton, Anita The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)A hair tonic and conditioner. The Sun (2014)But after a sticky patch this first win of the year is the perfect tonic to keep them in the hunt at the top of the Championship. The Sun (2013)This is different from the tonic effect of tiny amounts of ocean ozone in sea breezes in early summer in the UK. Times, Sunday Times (2008)WITH our endless winter dragging on, a spa weekend seemed the perfect tonic for my pale, aching body. The Sun (2013)

Synonyms of 'tonic'

stimulant, boost, bracer, refresher

Word Lists

Soft drinks, Types of drug

Trends of 'tonic'

In Common Usage. tonic is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'tonic'

British English: tonic /ˈtɒnɪk/ NOUN
Tonic or tonic water is a colourless, fizzy drink that has a slightly bitter flavour.
...a delicious new blend of fruit juice and tonic.
  • American English: tonic
  • Arabic: مِيَاهٌ غَازِيَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tônico
  • Chinese: 奎宁水
  • Croatian: tonik
  • Czech: tonik
  • Danish: tonic
  • Dutch: tonic
  • European Spanish: tónica
  • Finnish: vahvistava lääke
  • French: tonique
  • German: Tonikum
  • Greek: τονωτικό
  • Italian: tonico
  • Japanese: 強壮剤
  • Korean: 강장제
  • Norwegian: styrkemiddel
  • Polish: tonik
  • European Portuguese: tónico
  • Romanian: tonic
  • Russian: тоник
  • Spanish: tónico
  • Swedish: stärkande medel
  • Thai: น้ำโทนิค
  • Turkish: tonik
  • Ukrainian: тонік
  • Vietnamese: thuốc bổ


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