salutary

[ sal-yuh-ter-ee ]
/ ˈsæl yəˌtɛr i /

adjective

favorable to or promoting health; healthful.
promoting or conducive to some beneficial purpose; wholesome.

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Origin of salutary

1480–90; from Latin salūt(āris) (salūt- (stem of salūs ) “health” + -āris -ar1) + -ary

synonym study for salutary

1. See healthy.

OTHER WORDS FROM salutary

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH salutary

salubrious, salutary .
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British Dictionary definitions for salutary

salutary
/ (ˈsæljʊtərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

promoting or intended to promote an improvement or beneficial effecta salutary warning
promoting or intended to promote health

Derived forms of salutary

salutarily, adverbsalutariness, noun

Word Origin for salutary

C15: from Latin salūtāris wholesome, from salūs safety
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Medical definitions for salutary

salutary
[ sălyə-tĕr′ē ]

adj.

Favorable to health; wholesome.
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