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noun tonic pronunciation in American English /ˈtɑnɪk/
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    tonic water

    [countable/uncountable] a type of carbonated water (=with gas in it) with a bitter taste, often mixed with a strong alcoholic drink, or a glass of this drink
    a gin and tonic
    a vodka tonic
  2. 2
    [singular] something that makes you feel happier or healthier
    This vacation has been the perfect tonic for you.
  3. 5
    [singular] music the first note in a musical scale


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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