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salutary

Syllabification: sal·u·tar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈsalyəˌterē
 
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Definition of salutary in English:

adjective

1(Especially with reference to something unwelcome or unpleasant) producing good effects; beneficial: a salutary reminder of where we came from
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
1.1 archaic Health-giving: the salutary Atlantic air
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with salutary

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