Definition for CORD'I-AL

CORD'I-AL, a. [Fr. and Sp. cordial; It. cordiale; from L. cor, the heart.]

  1. Proceeding from the heart; hearty; sincere; not hypocritical; warm; affectionate; as, we give our friends a cordial reception. With looks of cordial love. – Milton.
  2. Reviving the spirits; cheering; invigorating; giving strength or spirits; as, cordial waters. – Wiseman.

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