2. [syn: sanitary, healthful]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Healthful \Health"ful\ (-f[.u]l), a.
1. Full of health; free from illness or disease; well; whole;
sound; healthy; as, a healthful body or mind; a healthful
2. Serving to promote health of body or mind; wholesome;
salubrious; salutary; as, a healthful air, diet.
The healthful Spirit of thy grace. --Book of
3. Indicating, characterized by, or resulting from, health or
soundness; as, a healthful condition.
A mind . . . healthful and so well-proportioned.
4. Well-disposed; favorable. [R.]
Gave healthful welcome to their shipwrecked guests.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful
climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful
nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively
healthful exuberance" [ant: unhealthful]
2: free from filth and pathogens; "sanitary conditions for
preparing food"; "a sanitary washroom" [syn: sanitary,
healthful] [ant: insanitary, unhealthful, unsanitary]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "healthful":
advantageous, aiding, alive and kicking, alleviative, beneficial,
benign, bracing, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, chipper,
constitutional, corrective, curative, enjoying health, eupeptic,
fine, fit, fit and fine, full of beans, good, good for,
health-enhancing, health-preserving, healthy, helpful, hygeian,
hygienic, in condition, in fine fettle, in fine whack,
in good case, in good health, in good shape, in health,
in high feather, in mint condition, in shape, in the pink,
invigorating, mitigative, profitable, refreshing, remedial,
restorative, salubrious, salutary, sanative, sanitary, tonic,