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healthful

conducive to health; wholesome: We serve only healthful food.
Not to be confused with:
healthy – enjoying good health; hearty; robust: The children are all healthy.
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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.
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healthful

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

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

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

healthful

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

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

, healthgiving
adjgesund
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healthful

adj saludable
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References in classic literature ?
-- 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.
The life there was healthful and athletic, but too juvenile.
There are these four things which we should be particularly desirous of in the position of the city with respect to itself: in the first place, health is to be consulted as the first thing necessary: now a city which fronts the east and receives the winds which blow from thence is esteemed most healthful; next to this that which has a northern position is to be preferred, as best in winter.
After the birth of little Harry, however, she had gradually become tranquillized and settled; and every bleeding tie and throbbing nerve, once more entwined with that little life, seemed to become sound and healthful, and Eliza was a happy woman up to the time that her husband was rudely torn from his kind employer, and brought under the iron sway of his legal owner.
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.
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.
The love of trade is a reason why the literature of America is to remain for ever unprotected 'For we are a trading people, and don't care for poetry:' though we DO, by the way, profess to be very proud of our poets: while healthful amusements, cheerful means of recreation, and wholesome fancies, must fade before the stern utilitarian joys of trade.
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.
She was glowing from her morning toilet as only healthful youth can glow: there was gem-like brightness on her coiled hair and in her hazel eyes; there was warm red life in her lips; her throat had a breathing whiteness above the differing white of the fur which itself seemed to wind about her neck and cling down her blue-gray pelisse with a tenderness gathered from her own, a sentient commingled innocence which kept its loveliness against the crystalline purity of the outdoor snow.
"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."
The feeling, from being morbid, was changed to a healthful and active desire to emulate the character, the condition, and, peradventure, the wealth of their ancestors also.
The second fruit of friendship, is healthful and sovereign for the understanding, as the first is for the affections.