TONIC

tonic

1. [Adjective]: of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue; "a tonic reflex"; "tonic muscle contraction"

2. [Adjective]: used of syllables; "a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word"

3. [Adjective]: employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words; "Chinese is a tonal language"

4. [Noun]: a medicine that strengthens and invigorates

5. [Noun]: a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring; "in New England they call sodas tonics"

6. [Noun]: (music) the first note of a diatonic scale

7. [Noun]: lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine

8. imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"

9. relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale; "tonic harmony"

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