- the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition；the process of restoring a building, work of art, etc. to its original condition
noun: restoration, plural noun: restorations
- 1. the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition the restoration of Andrew's sight 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ the process of restoring a building, work of art, etc. to its original condition the altar paintings seem in need of restoration 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ the reinstatement of a previous practice, right, or situation the restoration of capital punishment
- ▪ a structure provided to replace or repair dental tissue so as to restore its form and function, such as a filling, crown, or bridge.
- ▪ a model or drawing representing the supposed original form of an extinct animal, ruined building, etc. published restorations are dodgy, based on single bones
- 2. the return of a monarch to a throne, a head of state to government, or a regime to power the restoration of the Portuguese monarchy 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ the re-establishment of Charles II as King of England in 1660. After the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658, his son Richard (1626–1712) proved incapable of maintaining the Protectorate, and General Monck organized the king's return from exile.
- ▪ the period following the Restoration of Charles II Restoration drama
- ▪ the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in France in 1814, following the fall of Napoleon. Louis XVIII was recalled from exile by Talleyrand.
- the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition: the restoration of Andrew's sight
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