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ˈhɛlθ fəlhealth·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. healthfuladjective

    conducive to good health of body or mind

    "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"

  2. sanitary, healthfuladjective

    free from filth and pathogens

    "sanitary conditions for preparing food"; "a sanitary washroom"


  1. healthfuladjective

    Beneficial to health of body or mind.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Healthfuladjective

    Etymology: health and full.

    Adam knew no disease, so long as temperance from the forbidden fruit secured him: nature was his physician, and innocence and abstinence would have kept him healthful to immortality. Robert South, Sermons.

    Such an exploit have I in hand, Ligarius,
    Had you an healthful ear to hear it. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

    There be many good and healthful airs that do appear by habitation and proofs, that differ not in smell from other airs. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    While they pervert pure nature’s healthful rules
    To loathsome sickness; worthily since they
    God’s image did not reverence in themselves. John Milton, P. Lost.

    Our healthful food the stomach labours thus,
    At first embracing what it straight doth crush. Dryden.

    Pour upon them the healthful spirit of thy grace. Com. Prayer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Healthfuladjective

    full of health; free from illness or disease; well; whole; sound; healthy; as, a healthful body or mind; a healthful plant

  2. Healthfuladjective

    serving to promote health of body or mind; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthful air, diet

  3. Healthfuladjective

    indicating, characterized by, or resulting from, health or soundness; as, a healthful condition

  4. Healthfuladjective

    well-disposed; favorable

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of healthful in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of healthful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of healthful in a Sentence

  1. Louis Adamic:

    From Mount Hollywood, Los Angeles looks rather nice, enveloped in a haze of changing colors. Actually, and in spite of all the healthful sunshine and ocean breezes, it is a bad place - full of old, dying people, who were born old of tired pioneer parents, victims of America - full of curious wild and poisonous growths, decadent religious cults and fake science, and wildcat enterprises, which, with their aim for quick profit, are doomed to collapse and drag down multitudes of people.

  2. Ganesh Palapattu:

    My general philosophy with these sorts of things are still for patients to not overreact with these studies, to continue to do the things that are known to be hopeful and healthful, don't smoke. Try to maintain your ideal body weight. Exercise regularly. Wear a helmet. Don't text and drive. Wear a seat belt.

  3. Erin Kenney:

    Olive oil consumption, specifically the extra-virgin, is associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular disease and mortality in individuals at high cardiovascular risk, olive oil is rich in healthful antioxidants, polyphenols and vitamins, and is a good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

  4. Deirdre Tobias:

    Walnuts and other tree nuts are a healthful source of plant-based protein and fat, they are a food that( is) consistent with overall dietary recommendations and can easily be incorporated into a patient’s diet, if they like walnuts and are not allergic.

  5. Washington Irving:

    There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.

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