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Definitions of beneficial

  1. Beneficially. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. King. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Useful; helpful; profitable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Doing good: useful: advantageous. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Conferring benefit; useful; advantageous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Conferring benefits; helpful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Profitable; useful; helpful; entitled to the benefit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for beneficial

  1. Such an institution, though local in its legal character, would be universal in its beneficial effects. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. It was a fair compromise and has on the whole proved a beneficial one. – John Marshall and the Constitution A Chronicle of the Supreme Court, Volume 16 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Edward S. Corwin
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