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salutary

[sal-yuh-ter-ee] /ˈsæl yəˌtɛr i/
adjective
1.
favorable to or promoting health; healthful.
2.
promoting or conducive to some beneficial purpose; wholesome.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Latin salūt(āris) (salūt- (stem of salūs) health + -āris -ar1) + -ary
Related forms
salutarily
[sal-yuh-ter-uh-lee, sal-yuh-tair-] /ˈsæl yəˌtɛr ə li, ˌsæl yəˈtɛər-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
salutariness, noun
nonsalutarily, adverb
nonsalutarilyness, noun
nonsalutariness, noun
nonsalutary, adjective
unsalutary, adjective
Can be confused
salubrious, salutary (see synonym study at the current entry)
Synonyms
1. salubrious. See healthy.
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British Dictionary definitions for salutariness

salutary

/ˈsæljʊtərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
promoting or intended to promote an improvement or beneficial effect: a salutary warning
2.
promoting or intended to promote health
Derived Forms
salutarily, adverb
salutariness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin salūtāris wholesome, from salūs safety
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Word Origin and History for salutariness

salutary

adj.

late 15c., from Middle French salutaire "beneficial," or directly from Latin salutaris "healthful," from salus (genitive salutis) "good health" (see salute).

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salutariness in Medicine

salutary sal·u·tar·y (sāl'yə-těr'ē)
adj.
Favorable to health; wholesome.

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