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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 health·ful /ˈhɛlθfəl ||ˈhɛltθ-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 health·ful /ˈhɛlθfəl/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Health·ful a.
 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, characterized by, or resulting from, health or soundness; as, a healthful condition.
    A mind . . . healthful and so well-proportioned.   --Macaulay.
 4. Well-disposed; favorable. [R.]
    Gave healthful welcome to their shipwrecked guests.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful
             climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful
             nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively
             healthful exuberance" [ant: unhealthful]
      2: free from filth and pathogens; "sanitary conditions for
         preparing food"; "a sanitary washroom" [syn: sanitary]
         [ant: unsanitary]