salutary

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adjective sal·u·tary \ ˈsal-yə-ˌter-ē \

Definition of salutary

1 :producing a beneficial effect :remedial
  • salutary influences
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

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Origin and Etymology of salutary

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

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

SALUTARY Defined for English Language Learners

salutary

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adjective

Definition of salutary for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

salutary

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adjective sal·u·tary \ ˈsal-yə-ˌter-ē \

medical Definition of salutary

:promoting health :curative


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