salubrious

[ suh-loo-bree-uh s ]
/ səˈlu bri əs /

adjective

favorable to or promoting health; healthful: salubrious air.

Nearby words

  1. saltwater taffy,
  2. saltworks,
  3. saltwort,
  4. salty,
  5. salty dog,
  6. salubrity,
  7. salud,
  8. salugi,
  9. saluki,
  10. saluresis

Origin of salubrious

1540–50; < Latin salūbr(is) promoting health (akin to salūs health) + -ious

Related forms
Can be confusedsalubrious salutary (see synonym study at salutary)

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British Dictionary definitions for salubrity

salubrious

/ (səˈluːbrɪəs) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for salubrious

C16: from Latin salūbris, from salūs health

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Word Origin and History for salubrity
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Medicine definitions for salubrity

salubrious

[ sə-lōōbrē-əs ]

adj.

Conducive or favorable to health or well-being.

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