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Definition of "healthful" []

  • Conducive to good health; salutary. (adjective)
  • Healthy. See Usage Note at healthy. (adjective)

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Use "healthful" in a sentence
  • "But it didn't take many: I allowed just five per bowl, which kept the soup in healthful low-cal and even low-carb territory."
  • "They build their homes in healthful places, purchase the best fruits, meats, and vegetables the market affords, and buy themselves the ministrations of the most brilliant and learned of the professional classes."
  • "Thus passed the summer in healthful alternation of study and exercise."