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Wordnet 3.0


1. conducive to good health of body or mind;
- Example: "a healthful climate"
- Example: "a healthful environment"
- Example: "healthful nutrition"
- Example: "healthful sleep"
- Example: "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"

2. free from filth and pathogens;
- Example: "sanitary conditions for preparing food"
- Example: "a sanitary washroom"
[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 plant. [1913 Webster] 2. Serving to promote health of body or mind; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthful air, diet. [1913 Webster] The healthful Spirit of thy grace. --Book of Common Prayer. [1913 Webster] 3. Indicating, characterized by, or resulting from, health or soundness; as, a healthful condition. [1913 Webster] A mind . . . healthful and so well-proportioned. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 4. Well-disposed; favorable. [R.] [1913 Webster] Gave healthful welcome to their shipwrecked guests. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

healthful 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, useful, wholesome