/ri stawr"euh tiv, -stohr"-/, adj.
1. serving to restore; pertaining to restoration.
2. capable of renewing health or strength.
3. a restorative agent, means, or the like.
4. a means of restoring a person to consciousness: Smelling salts serve as a restorative.
[1350-1400; ME restoratif (adj. and n.) < MF restauratif < L restaurat(us) (ptp. of restaurare to RESTORE) + MF -if -IVE]

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