Wholesome

Definition of Wholesome

Whole´some
a.1.
1.Tending to promote health; favoring health; salubrious; salutary.
Wholesome thirst and appetite.
- Milton.
2.Contributing to the health of the mind; favorable to morals, religion, or prosperity; conducive to good; salutary; sound; as, wholesome advice; wholesome doctrines; wholesome truths; wholesome laws.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life.
- Prov. xv. 4.
I can not . . . make you a wholesome answer; my wit's diseased.
- Shak.
A wholesome suspicion began to be entertained.
- Sir W. Scott.
3.Sound; healthy.

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