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re·stor·a·tive / riˈstôrətiv/ • adj. having the ability to restore health, strength, or a feeling of well-being: the restorative power of long walks. ∎  Surgery & Dentistry relating to or concerned with the restoration of form or function to a damaged tooth or other part of the body.• n. something, esp. a medicine or drink, that restores health, strength, or well-being.DERIVATIVES: re·stor·a·tive·ly adv.