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beneficial

ben·e·fi·cial

beneficial

 
 
pronunciation:
be n fI shl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having a good or favorable effect; helpful.
Eating fruits and vegetables is beneficial to your health.The chicken soup was beneficial to my cough.
 
synonyms:
advantageous, favorable, profitable
antonyms:
adverse, bad, damaging, deadly, detrimental, harmful, ill, useless
similar words:
helpful, productive, valuable
derivations: beneficially (adv.), beneficialness (n.)
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