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

2. Serving to promote health of body or mind; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthful air, diet. The healthful spirit of thy grace. (book of Common Prayer)

3. Indicating, characterised by, or resulting from, health or soundness; as, a healthful condition. A mind . . . Healthful and so well-proportioned. (Macaulay)

4. Well-disposed; favorable. Gave healthful welcome to their shipwrecked guests. (Shak)