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healthful

[ helth-fuhl ]
/ ˈhɛlθ fəl /
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adjective

conducive to health; wholesome or salutary: a healthful diet.
having or showing good health; healthy.

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Origin of healthful

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English helthful; see health, -ful
See healthy.
health·ful·ly, adverbhealth·ful·ness, nounquasi-healthful, adjectivequa·si-health·ful·ly, adverb
healthful , healthy (see synonym study at healthy)
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British Dictionary definitions for healthful

healthful
/ (ˈhɛlθfʊl) /

adjective

healthfully, adverbhealthfulness, noun
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Medical definitions for healthful

healthful
[ hĕlthfəl ]

adj.

Conducive to good health; salutary.
Healthy.
healthful•ness n.
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