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salubrious

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

beneficialgoodhealthfulhealthyhygienicinvigoratingsalutarysanitarywholesome

Examples from the Web for salubrious

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Historical Examples

  • So, admitting Mudfog to be damp, we distinctly state that it is salubrious.

  • Brighton is entertaining, salubrious, fashionable, what you will.

  • The climate was declared to be unequalled, salubrious, equable, pleasant and bracing.

  • These districts were found to be salubrious and free from ticks and mosquitoes.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

  • They have great faith in the salubrious virtue of certain perfumes.

    The Coming Race

    Edward Bulwer Lytton


British Dictionary definitions for salubrious

salubrious

adjective
  1. conducive or favourable to health; wholesome
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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 salubrious

adj.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

salubrious in Medicine

salubrious

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