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salutary

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adjective sal·u·tary \ˈsal-yə-ˌter-ē\

Simple Definition of salutary

  • : having a good or helpful result especially after something unpleasant has happened

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of salutary

  1. 1 :  producing a beneficial effect :  remedial <salutary influences>

  2. 2 :  promoting health :  curative

salutarily

play \ˌsal-yə-ˈter-ə-lē\ adverb

salutariness

play \ˈsal-yə-ˌter-ē-nəs\ noun

Examples of salutary in a sentence

  1. The accident should be a salutary lesson to be more careful.

  2. <the low interest rates should have a salutary effect on business>



Origin and Etymology of salutary

Middle French salutaire, from Latin salutaris, from salut-, salus health


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of salutary

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

salutary

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adjective sal·u·tary \ˈsal-yə-ˌter-ē\

Medical Definition of salutary

  1. :  promoting health :  curative





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