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Meaning of BENEFICIAL

Pronunciation:  `benu'fishul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her"
  2. [adj]  tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"
 

BENEFICIAL is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: advantageous, good, healthful, salutary
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ben`e*fi"cial\, a. [Cf. F. b['e]n['e]ficial, LL.
beneficialis.]
1. Conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful;
   advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end;
   -- followed by to.

         The war which would have been most beneficial to us.
                                               --Swift.

2. (Law) Receiving, or entitled to have or receive,
   advantage, use, or benefit; as, the beneficial owner of an
   estate. --Kent.

3. King. [Obs.] ``A beneficial foe.'' --B. Jonson.

Syn: See {Advantage}.

 
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