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Meaning of tonic

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in
             muscles or tissue; "a tonic reflex"; "tonic muscle
      2: employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of
         otherwise similar words; "Chinese is a tonal language" [syn:
         {tonic}, {tonal}]
      3: used of syllables; "a tonic syllables carries the main stress
         in a word" [syn: {tonic}, {accented}] [ant: {atonic},
      4: relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale;
         "tonic harmony"
      5: imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"
         [syn: {bracing}, {brisk}, {fresh}, {refreshing},
         {refreshful}, {tonic}]
      n 1: lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
           [syn: {tonic}, {tonic water}, {quinine water}]
      2: a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring; "in
         New England they call sodas tonics" [syn: {pop}, {soda},
         {soda pop}, {soda water}, {tonic}]
      3: (music) the first note of a diatonic scale [syn: {tonic},
      4: a medicine that strengthens and invigorates [syn: {tonic},

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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