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[suh-loo-bree-uh s]
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  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 for salubrity

energy, strength, well-being, fitness, pink, prime, constitution, form, fettle, healthiness, euphoria, complexion, heartiness, bloom, hardihood, healthfulness, robustness, salubrity, hardiness, haleness

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Historical Examples of salubrity

  • 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


  1. conducive or favourable to health; wholesome
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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


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

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

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salubrity in Medicine


  1. Conducive or favorable to health or well-being.
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