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salubrious

[suh-loo-bree-uh s]
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adjective
  1. favorable to or promoting health; healthful: salubrious air.

Origin of salubrious

1540–50; < Latin salūbr(is) promoting health (akin to salūs health) + -ious
Related formssa·lu·bri·ous·ly, adverbsa·lu·bri·ous·ess, sa·lu·bri·ty [suh-loo-bri-tee] /səˈlu brɪ ti/, nounnon·sa·lu·bri·ous, adjectivenon·sa·lu·bri·ous·ly, adverbnon·sa·lu·bri·ous·ness, nounun·sa·lu·bri·ous, adjectiveun·sa·lu·bri·ous·ly, adverbun·sa·lu·bri·ous·ness, noun
Can be confusedsalubrious salutary (see synonym study at salutary)
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Examples from the Web for salubrity

Historical Examples

  • The dryness of the climate makes very strongly for its salubrity.

    Impressions of South Africa

    James Bryce

  • For beauty of scenery and salubrity of climate it cannot be surpassed.

  • As regards the salubrity of the climate, I think there can be no doubt.

  • These are given in his thirteenth essay, on the Salubrity of Warm Bathing.

  • Paganel's assertions as to the salubrity of this climate were verified.


British Dictionary definitions for salubrity

salubrious

adjective
  1. conducive or favourable to health; wholesome
Derived Formssalubriously, adverbsalubriousness or salubrity (səˈluːbrɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin salūbris, from salūs health
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Word Origin and History for salubrity

n.

early 15c., from Latin salubritas, from salubris "promoting health, healthful" (see salubrious).

salubrious

adj.

1540s, from Latin salubris "promoting health, healthful," from salus (genitive salutis) "welfare, health" (see salute (v.)). Related: Salubriously; salubriousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

salubrity in Medicine

salubrious

(sə-lōōbrē-əs)
adj.
  1. Conducive or favorable to health or well-being.
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