Cor"dial [LL. cordialis, fr. L. cor heart: cf. F. cordial. See Heart.]

1.

Proceeding from the heart.

[Obs.]

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.

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

 

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Cor"dial, 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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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