from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Conducive or favorable to health or well-being.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Promoting health or well-being; wholesome. Especially related to air.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Favorable to health; healthful; promoting health.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Favorable to health; promoting health; wholesome: as, salubrious air.
  • Synonyms Wholesome, etc. See healthy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. favorable to health of mind or body
  • adj. promoting health; healthful


From Latin salūbris, from salūs, health; see sol- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin salus ("health") (Wiktionary)



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  • There is a hell; but its climate has undergone such a change in the last one hundred years that it may be called salubrious. In fact, it has been so modified in every respect that it is difficult to say what it is.

    Ambrose Bierce, "The Follies of Religion"

    November 23, 2011

  • "You'd better be. If he loses his temper and throws us off the case, we're going to have to start looking for new premises in a less salubrious part of town."
    "I didn't think there was a less salubrious part of town."
    "My point exactly."

    --Alastair Reynolds, Century Rain

    December 8, 2008