The definition of salutary is something that is good or that is beneficial to your health.
Fresh, clean air is an example of something that would be described as salutary.
- promoting or conducive to health; healthful
- promoting or conducive to some good purpose; beneficial
Origin of salutaryfrom French or L: French salutaire from Classical Latin salutaris from salus (gen. salutis), health: see safe
- Effecting or designed to effect an improvement; remedial: salutary advice.
- Favorable to health; wholesome: a salutary climate.
Origin of salutaryMiddle English saluter from Old French salutaire from Latin salūtāris from salūs salūt- health ; see sol- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more salutary, superlative most salutary)