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salutary

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1 promoting or contributing to personal or social well-being
  • The low interest rates should have a salutary effect on business.
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2 beneficial to the health of body or mind
  • increasing scientific evidence that dark chocolate is quite salutary
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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


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