[ UK /hˈɛlθfə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈhɛɫθfəɫ/ ]
  1. conducive to good health of body or mind
    a healthful environment
    healthful sleep
    healthful nutrition
    Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance
    a healthful climate
  2. free from filth and pathogens
    a sanitary washroom
    sanitary conditions for preparing food
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How To Use healthful In A Sentence

  • To avoid fattening, unhealthful fats, you need to understand what types of foods they are concealed in.
  • I boxed, swam, sailed, rode horses, lived in the open an arrantly healthful life, and passed life insurance examinations with flying colours. Chapter 29
  • If I am paying for your health care, I want you to live in a healthful manner.
  • He doesn't deny that modern western lifestyles have many unhealthful components. Times, Sunday Times
  • These unhealthful eating habits carried on into adulthood, and by the time I entered my mid-20s, I ate whatever my heart desired, without any thoughts about nutrition.
  • She would read, she would write, and she would be free from 'unhealthful, uncomfortable ... inconvenient ... fettering, hampering, monstrous skirts'. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Suffering and death and all ugliness were forgotten in congenial and healthful companionship. Love and Life Behind the Purdah
  • Eat healthfully without being all obsessed with, ‘What do I weigh?’
  • Do you think drinking calcium fortified beverages like soy drinks and orange juice will meet your bones 'requirements," asks the new site, selling against healthful beverages instead of the soft drinks NDB and FMB say they are against. Can In-Class Huckstering Make Milk Drinking Cool?
  • Meanwhile, efforts continue to amplify the healthful benefits of milk itself.
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