cordial (n.) Old form(s): Cordiall
restorative, stimulant, tonic
Cym V.v.247[Cornelius to all, reporting the Queen's words about Pisanio] that confection / Which I gave him for cordial
H8 III.i.106[Queen Katherine to Campeius and Wolsey] Is this ... / The cordial that ye bring a wretched lady?
R3 II.i.41[King Edward to Buckingham] A pleasing cordial, princely Buckingham, / Is this thy vow unto my sickly heart
RJ V.i.85[Romeo as if to the poison] Come, cordial and not poison, go with me
Tit I.i.169[Titus to and of Lavinia] The cordial of mine age to glad my heart
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