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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Restoration \Res`to*ra"tion\ (r?s`t?*r?"sh?n), n. [OE.
restauracion, F. restauration, fr. L. restauratio. See
1. The act of restoring or bringing back to a former place,
station, or condition; the fact of being restored;
renewal; reestablishment; as, the restoration of
friendship between enemies; the restoration of peace after
Behold the different climes agree,
Rejoicing in thy restoration. --Dryden.
2. The state of being restored; recovery of health, strength,
etc.; as, restoration from sickness.
3. That which is restored or renewed.
The restoration (Eng. Hist.), the return of King Charles
II. in 1660, and the reestablishment of monarchy.
Universal restoration (Theol.), the final recovery of all
men from sin and alienation from God to a state of
happiness; universal salvation.
Syn: Recovery; replacement; renewal; renovation;
redintegration; reinstatement; reestablishment; return;
revival; restitution; reparation.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the reign of Charles II in England; 1660-1685
2: the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory
3: getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the
book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue
lashing" [syn: restitution, return, restoration,
4: the state of being restored to its former good condition;
"the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house" [syn:
renovation, restoration, refurbishment]
5: some artifact that has been restored or reconstructed; "the
restoration looked exactly like the original"
6: a model that represents the landscape of a former geological
age or that represents and extinct animal etc.
7: the re-establishment of the British monarchy in 1660
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
142 Moby Thesaurus words for "restoration":
Great Leap Forward, about-face, advance, advancement, amelioration,
amendment, ascent, backing, backsliding, bettering, betterment,
boost, clearance, clearing, copy, destigmatization, destigmatizing,
disenchantment, duplication, enhancement, enrichment, eugenics,
euthenics, exculpation, explanation, extradition, flip-flop,
fortification, furtherance, giving back, headway, imitation,
improvement, justification, lapse, lift, melioration, mend,
mending, palingenesis, pickup, preferment, progress, progression,
promotion, purgation, purging, ransom, rationalization,
re-creation, re-formation, rebirth, rebuilding, recapture,
recidivation, recidivism, reclaiming, reclamation, recommitment,
reconstitution, reconstruction, reconversion, recoup, recoupment,
recovery, recuperation, reddition, redemption, redesign, redoing,
reedition, reestablishment, refashioning, refurbishment,
regainment, regeneration, regenesis, regress, regression,
rehabilitation, reinstatement, reinstitution, reissue,
rejuvenation, relapse, remaking, remand, remandment, remitter,
renascence, rendition, renewal, renovation, reoccupation,
reorganization, repair, repatriation, repetition, replevin,
replevy, repossession, reprinting, reproduction, reshaping,
restitution, restoring, restructuring, resumption, resurrection,
retake, retaking, retrieval, retrieve, retrocession,
retrogradation, retrogression, retroversion, return, returning,
reversal, reverse, reversion, reverting, revindication, revision,
revival, revulsion, rise, salvage, sending back, slipping back,
trover, turn, turnabout, upbeat, uplift, upping, upswing, uptrend,
upward mobility, vindication, vitaminization
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