Definition of salutary in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsaljʊt(ə)ri


  • 1(Especially with reference to something unwelcome or unpleasant) producing good effects; beneficial: it failed to draw salutary lessons from Britain’s loss of its colonies
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    • These salutary effects of ezetimibe on statin levels presumably enhance the beneficial effects attributed to statin pleiotropy.
    • The unpleasantness of this schism seems to have had a salutary effect on Tennent, who was more responsible for it than anyone else.
    • It does not tell us, as many advocates have argued, that we could raise the minimum wage to $10 with salutary effect on poverty.
    beneficial, good, good for one, advantageous, profitable, productive, helpful, useful, of use, of service, valuable, worthwhile, practical; relevant, timely
  • 1.1 archaic Health-giving: the salutary Atlantic air
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    • Thus all spiritualities exist as sites of contention between salutary qualities and incapacitating effects.
    • It is evident from experimental animal studies and from human studies that statins have salutary effects in heart failure.
    healthy, health-giving, healthful, salubrious, beneficial, good for one's health, wholesome


late Middle English (as a noun in the sense 'remedy'): from French salutaire or Latin salutaris, from salus, salut- 'health'.

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