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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ton′ic wa`ter(n.)

  1. carbonated water containing lemon, sweetener, and quinine, used as a mixer.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Cooking

    Ref: Also called tonic, 1 3 quinine water.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tonic, tonic water, quinine water(noun)

    lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine


  1. tonic water(Noun)

    A carbonated beverage containing quinine, which is a medicine. It is used to make gin and tonic, a primarily recreational drink.


  1. Tonic water

    Tonic water is a carbonated soft drink, in which quinine is dissolved. Originally used as a prophylactic against malaria, tonic water usually now has a significantly lower quinine content and is consumed for its distinctive bitter flavour. It is often used in mixed drinks, particularly in gin and tonic.


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