1. Effecting or designed to effect an improvement; remedial: salutary advice.
2. Favorable to health; wholesome: a salutary climate.
[Middle English saluter, from Old French salutaire, from Latin salūtāris, from salūs, salūt-, health; see sol- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
sal′u·tari·ly (-târə-lē) adv.
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