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Sunday, January 28, 2001

Definitions for salutary

  1. Producing or contributing to a beneficial effect; beneficial; advantageous.
  2. Wholesome; healthful; promoting health.

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Citations for salutary
Surviving a near-death experience has the salutary effect of concentrating the mind. Kenneth T. Walsh and Roger Simon, U.S. News
And they washed it all down with sharp red wines, moderate amounts of which are known to be salutary. Rod Usher, Time Europe
Origin of salutary
Salutary derives from Latin salutaris, from salus, salut-, "health."