healthful

[ helth-fuh l ]
/ ˈhɛlθ fəl /

adjective

conducive to health; wholesome or salutary: a healthful diet.

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Origin of healthful

First recorded in 1350–1400, healthful is from the Middle English word helthful. See health, -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM healthful

health·ful·ly, adverbhealth·ful·ness, nounqua·si-health·ful, adjectivequa·si-health·ful·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH healthful

healthful healthy (see synonym study at healthy)
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British Dictionary definitions for healthful

healthful
/ (ˈhɛlθfʊl) /

adjective

Derived forms of healthful

healthfully, adverbhealthfulness, noun
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Medical definitions for healthful

healthful
[ hĕlthfəl ]

adj.

Conducive to good health; salutary.
Healthy.

Other words from healthful

healthful•ness n.
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