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healthful

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adjective health·ful \ˈhelth-fəl also ˈheltth-\

Simple Definition of healthful

  • : good for your health

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of healthful

  1. 1 :  beneficial to health of body or mind

  2. 2 :  healthy <he felt incapable of looking into the girl's pretty, healthful face — Saul Bellow>

healthfully adverb
healthfulness noun

Examples of healthful in a sentence

  1. The meal was both healthful and satisfying.

  2. <one of the most healthful forms of exercise is a brisk walk>



14th Century

First Known Use of healthful

14th century

Synonym Discussion of healthful

healthful, wholesome, salubrious, salutary mean favorable to the health of mind or body. healthful implies a positive contribution to a healthy condition <a healthful diet>. wholesome applies to what benefits, builds up, or sustains physically, mentally, or spiritually <wholesome foods> <the movie is wholesome family entertainment>. salubrious applies chiefly to the helpful effects of climate or air <cool and salubrious weather>. salutary describes something corrective or beneficially effective, even though it may in itself be unpleasant <a salutary warning that resulted in increased production>.

HEALTHFUL Defined for Kids

healthful

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adjective health·ful \ˈhelth-fəl\

Definition of healthful for Students

  1. :  good for the health <a healthful diet>




Medical Dictionary

healthful

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adjective health·ful \ˈhelth-fəl\

Medical Definition of healthful

  1. :  beneficial to health of body or mind

healthfully \-fə-lē\play adverb
healthfulness noun




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