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health·ful

 (hĕlth′fəl)
adj.
1. Conducive to good health; salutary.
2. Healthy. See Usage Note at healthy.

health′ful·ly adv.
health′ful·ness n.

healthful

(ˈhɛlθfʊl)
adj
a less common word for healthy1, healthy2, healthy3
ˈhealthfully adv
ˈhealthfulness n

health•ful

(ˈhɛlθ fəl)

adj.
1. conducive to health; wholesome or salutary: a healthful diet.
2. healthy.
[1350–1400]
health′ful•ly, adv.
health′ful•ness, n.
syn: See healthy.
healthy, healthful - Healthy is a positive descriptive of a person's (or personified thing's) physical state; healthful is used of something that favorably affects or promotes that state.
See also related terms for healthy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
antiseptic - thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; "doctors in antiseptic green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"
wholesome - conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"
unhealthful - detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"
2.healthful - free from filth and pathogens; "sanitary conditions for preparing food"; "a sanitary washroom"

healthful

adjective healthy, beneficial, good for you, bracing, nourishing, wholesome, nutritious, invigorating, salutary, salubrious, health-giving Does the college cafeteria provide a healthful diet?

healthful

adjective
1. Promoting good health:
2. Having good health:
Idioms: fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, in fine fettle.
Translations

healthful

[ˈhelθfʊl] health-giving [ˈhelθˌgɪvɪŋ] ADJsano, saludable

healthful

[ˈhɛlθfʊl] adj (= healthy) → sain(e)health hazard nrisque m pour la santé

healthful

, healthgiving
adjgesund

healthful

adj saludable
References in classic literature ?
The parting between Munro and his young friend was more melancholy; still, the former submitted to the separation with an indifference that his warm and honest nature would never have permitted in a more healthful state of mind.
Is her healthful presence potent enough to chase away the crowd of pale, hideous, and sinful phantoms, that have gained admittance there since her departure?
So, though in the clear air of day, suspended against a blue-veined neck, the pure-watered diamond drop will healthful glow; yet, when the cunning jeweller would show you the diamond in its most impressive lustre, he lays it against a gloomy ground, and then lights it up, not by the sun, but by some unnatural gases.
The general prevalence of agricultural pursuits of a quiet and gradual nature, not requiring those periodic seasons of hurry and pressure that are called for in the business of more southern districts, makes the task of the negro a more healthful and reasonable one; while the master, content with a more gradual style of acquisition, has not those temptations to hardheartedness which always overcome frail human nature when the prospect of sudden and rapid gain is weighed in the balance, with no heavier counterpoise than the interests of the helpless and unprotected.
hardly could I believe the melancholy and sickly figure before me, to be the remains of the lovely, blooming, healthful girl, on whom I had once doted.
We notice with pleasure the arrival of visitors to this healthful and far-famed watering-place earlier in the season than usual during the present year.
Therefore so abject is thir punishment, Disfiguring not Gods likeness, but thir own, Or if his likeness, by themselves defac't While they pervert pure Natures healthful rules To loathsom sickness, worthily, since they Gods Image did not reverence in themselves.
and the lives of the saints, only to justify thine own license and profligacy, thy crime is like that of him who extracts poison from the most healthful and necessary herbs.
That province of the kingdom of Damot, which I was assigned to by my superior, is called Ligonus, and is perhaps one of the most beautiful and agreeable places in the world; the air is healthful and temperate, and all the mountains, which are not very high, shaded with cedars.
Valentine," he answered, "during my long watch over you, all I have observed has been what people visited you, what nourishment was prepared, and what beverage was served; then, when the latter appeared dangerous to me, I entered, as I have now done, and substituted, in the place of the poison, a healthful draught; which, instead of producing the death intended, caused life to circulate in your veins.
Gardiner's door, Jane was at a drawing-room window watching their arrival; when they entered the passage she was there to welcome them, and Elizabeth, looking earnestly in her face, was pleased to see it healthful and lovely as ever.
There was a healthful suffusion on their cheeks, instead of the ashen hue that had made them look so corpse-like.