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Related to salutary: salutatory, straitlaced, depravities
1. Effecting or designed to effect an improvement; remedial: salutary advice.
2. Favorable to health; wholesome: a salutary climate.
[Middle English saluter, from Old French salutaire, from Latin salūtāris, from salūs, salūt-, health; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]
sal′u·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
1. promoting or intended to promote an improvement or beneficial effect: a salutary warning.
2. promoting or intended to promote health
[C15: from Latin salūtāris wholesome, from salūs safety]
sal•u•tar•y(ˈsæl yəˌtɛr i)
1. favorable to or promoting health; healthful.
2. promoting or conducive to some beneficial purpose; wholesome.
sal′u•tar`i•ly (-ə li) adv.
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|Adj.||1.||salutary - tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"|
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
salutary[ˈsæljʊtəri] adj [experience, effect] → salutaire
salutary[ˈsæljʊt/ərɪ] adj → salutare