cordial


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cordial \Cor"dial\, n.
   1. Anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates.
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            Charms to my sight, and cordials to my mind.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   2. (Med) Any invigorating and stimulating preparation; as, a
      peppermint cordial.
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   3. (Com.) Aromatized and sweetened spirit, used as a
      beverage; a liqueur.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cordial \Cor"dial\ (k[^o]r"jal, formally k[^o]rd"yal; 106, 277),
   a. [LL. cordialis, fr. L. cor heart: cf. F. cordial. See
   Heart.]
   1. Proceeding from the heart. [Obs.]
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            A rib with cordial spirits warm.      --Milton.
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   2. Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.
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            He . . . with looks of cordial love
            Hung over her enamored.               --Milton.
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   3. Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength
      or spirits.
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            Behold this cordial julep here
            That flames and dances in his crystal bounds.
                                                  --Milton.

   Syn: Hearty; sincere; heartfelt; warm; affectionate;
        cheering; invigorating. See Hearty.
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