Cordial

Definition of Cordial

Cor´dial   Pronunciation: kôr´jal, formally kôrd´yal; 106, 277
a.1.Proceeding from the heart.
A rib with cordial spirits warm.
- Milton.
2.Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.
He . . . with looks of cordial love
Hung over her enamored.
- Milton.
3.Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.
Behold this cordial julep here
That flames and dances in his crystal bounds.
- Milton.
n.1.Anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates.
Charms to my sight, and cordials to my mind.
- Dryden.
2.(Med) Any invigorating and stimulating preparation; as, a peppermint cordial.
3.(Com.) Aromatized and sweetened spirit, used as a beverage; a liqueur.

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