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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beneficial  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beneficial 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {good}] 
  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"  [syn: 
  {good},  {salutary}] 




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