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English adjective: healthful

1. healthful conducive to good health of body or mind

SamplesA healthful climate.
A healthful environment.
Healthful nutrition.
Healthful sleep.
Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance.

Similaralterative, anthelminthic, anthelmintic, antimicrobial, antimicrobic, carminative, cathartic, curative, drugless, flatus-relieving, good, healing, helminthic, medicative, medicinal, organic, orthomolecular, parasiticidal, preventative, preventive, prophylactic, psychotherapeutic, recuperative, remedial, restorative, salutary, sanative, therapeutic

See alsoantiseptic, wholesome


2. healthful free from filth and pathogens

SamplesSanitary conditions for preparing food.
A sanitary washroom.


Similarhygienic, hygienical

Antonymsinsanitary, unhealthful, unsanitary

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