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salubrious

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adjective sa·lu·bri·ous \sə-ˈlü-brē-əs\

Simple Definition of salubrious

  • : making good health possible or likely

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of salubrious

  1. :  favorable to or promoting health or well-being <salubrious habits>

salubriously adverb
salubriousness noun
salubrity play \-brə-tē\ noun

Examples of salubrious in a sentence

  1. <fresh air and exercise are always salubrious>



Did You Know?

Salubrious and its synonyms "healthful" and "wholesome" all mean favorable to the health of mind or body. "Healthful" implies a positive contribution to a healthy condition (as in Charles Dickens' advice to "take more healthful exercise"). "Wholesome" applies to something that benefits you, builds you up, or sustains you physically, mentally, or spiritually. Louisa May Alcott used this sense in Little Women: "Work is wholesome.... It keeps us from ennui and mischief, is good for health and spirits, and gives us a sense of power and independence...." "Salubrious" is similar to the other two, but tends to apply chiefly to the helpful effects of climate or air.

Origin of salubrious

Latin salubris; akin to salvus safe, healthy — more at safe


First Known Use: 1547

Synonym Discussion of salubrious

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>.

Medical Dictionary

salubrious

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adjective sa·lu·bri·ous \sə-ˈlü-brē-əs\

Medical Definition of salubrious

  1. :  favorable to or promoting health or well-being <a salubrious climate>

salubriousness noun
salubrity \-brət-ē\play noun plural salubrities




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