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Meaning of HEALTHFUL

Pronunciation:  'helthful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
  2. [adj]  free from filth and pathogens; "sanitary conditions for preparing food"; "a sanitary washroom"

HEALTHFUL is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: alterative, anthelminthic, anthelmintic, antimicrobial, antimicrobic, beneficial, carminative, cathartic, curative, drugless, flatus-relieving, good, healing(p), helminthic, hygienic, hygienical, medicative, medicinal, parasiticidal, preventative, preventive, prophylactic, psychotherapeutic, recuperative, remedial, restorative, salutary, sanative, sanitary, therapeutic
 Antonyms: insanitary, unhealthful, unsanitary
 See Also: antiseptic, wholesome



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Health"ful\, a.
1. Full of health; free from illness or disease; well; whole;
   sound; healthy; as, a healthful body or mind; a healthful

2. Serving to promote health of body or mind; wholesome;
   salubrious; salutary; as, a healthful air, diet.

         The healthful Spirit of thy grace.    --Book of
                                               Common Prayer.

3. Indicating, characterized by, or resulting from, health or
   soundness; as, a healthful condition.

         A mind . . . healthful and so well-proportioned.

4. Well-disposed; favorable. [R.]

         Gave healthful welcome to their shipwrecked guests.

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