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A medicine, treatment, etc. that has a strengthening or restorative effect:‘gentian root is considered to be a roborant and tonic’
Having a strengthening or restorative effect:‘roborant treatment includes hygienic surroundings, fresh air, light, and healthful employment’
Mid 17th century: from Latin roborant- strengthening, from the verb roborare, from robur, robor- strength.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.