robor-, robust-

(Latin: strengthening; to make stronger, to invigorate; strength)

corroborant (s) (noun), corroborants (pl)
1. A strengthening or an invigoration of the bodily system with medicinal agents.
2. Something that supports a statement, a fact, etc.
corroborate (verb), corroborates; corroborated; corroborating
1. To give or to present evidence of the truth of something: What Jack saw from the street corner corroborated exactly with how the car accident happened.
2. To provide a legal or a formal confirmation to something; such as, a law, a legal act, etc.: The written statement provided by the tenants in court did not corroborate with the owner’s presumption that they were responsible for the leak in the roof.
3. To strengthen an opinion, a statement, or an argument, etc. with additional information that supports what has been presented before: Fortunately Ed’s father was able to corroborate the fact that his son didn't kick the ball through the neighbor's window.
To validate or to confirm a statement or action.
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To make more certain.
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To give additional proof about an accusation.
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corroborating (adjective)
A reference to a confirmation or a proof of something with evidence: The police witness provided corroborating evidence which proved that the defendant was guilty of the crime as charged.
corroboration (s) (noun), corroborations (pl)
The confirmation of a statement, etc. with additional proof.
corroborative (adjective), more corroborative, most corroborative
1. Relating to a legal act, statement, evidence, etc.:
2. Pertaining to a strengthening or fortifying agent or measure; especially in medicine.
corroboratively (adverb), more corroboratively, most corroboratively
A reference to that which is verifiable and can be authenticated and validated.
corroborator (s) (noun), corroborators (pl)
Someone who substantiates the truth of an action or statement.
corroboree (s) (noun), corroborees (pl)
1. A festivity or social gathering; especially, one of a noisy or uproarious character; hence, a tumult or an uproar.
2. A nocturnal festivity with which the Australian aborigines celebrate tribal events of importance: Corroborees include symbolic dances which are given by the young men of the tribes, while the women act as musicians.
roborant (s) (noun), roborants (pl)
A drug, medicine, or tonic that strengthens someone’s physical condition, makes a person healthier, and provides more vigor to his or her life: After trying gentian root and an extract of malt as roborants, Mr. Smith thought that he felt much fitter and had more energy than before and so he decided to go swimming as often as possible!
A medication that strengthens the body.
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roboration (s) (noun), roborations (pl)
The act of strengthening, supporting, or invigorating.
roborean (noun), more roborean, most roborean
Relating to being made of oak or like strong timber.
roboreous (adjective), more roboreous, most roboreous
Of the nature of or pertaining to oak which is symbolic of strength.
robust (ROH buhst) (adjective), more robust, most robust
1. Referring to people who are strong and have a healthy constitution: Becky never seemed to get sick and her doctor said that she was very robust and so she should continue to stay in good condition for as long as possible!
2. Characterizing plants which are in good shape, sturdy and thriving: Janet wanted to have a rosebush that is robust and can survive the cold winter outside.
3. Pertaining to the physical structure of animals which is stout and strong: At the zoo, Mary saw a hippopotamus which was very robust and had massive jaws and large tusks.
4. Pertaining to, or requiring, bodily strength or hardiness; vigorous: Jack’s muscularity and his robust figure enabled him to lift the heavy rocks necessary to build a wall.
5. Characteristic of a vigorous mind and strong enough to withstand intellectual challenges: Those who are preparing definitions and example sentences for this lexicon must be quite robust in that they have had the stamina to keep on working successfully for so many years.
6. A reference to being built, constructed, or designed to be sturdy, durable, or hard-wearing: Jake bought a robust metal cabinet for his tools.
7. Describing food or beverages which are rich, strong-tasting, and full-bodied: Some kinds of cheeses are very robust in flavor, in that they are overpowering and intense for some people who are eating them.
8. Etymology: ultimately from Indo-European reudh; source of English "red".

This resulted in Latin robus, which was applied to a particular sort of oak tree with reddish wood. The oak being synonymous with strength, robus in due course came to mean “strength”.

This developed into robustus, "firm, strong, solid", from which English gets robust, and also into the Latin verb roborare, "to strengthen”; source of English corroborate.

Strong and sturdy.
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Expressing strength or vigorous health.
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robustful (adjective), more robustful, most robustful
robustious (adjective), more robustious, most robustious
1. A reference to people who are stout and strong or healthy-looking; indicating the body or its parts, constitution, appearance, etc.
2. Conveying noisy situations or being strongly self-assertive; a reference to people, their disposition, etc. and of their actions, movements, etc.
3. Descriptive of storms or climate; violent, severe weather.