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See also: bénéficial
- Helpful or good to something or someone.
- 2013 June 29, “A punch in the gut”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 72-3:
- Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. It helps with digestion and enables people to extract a lot more calories from their food than would otherwise be possible. Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism.
- Recycling and reusing garbage can be beneficial to the environment.
- Relating to a benefice.
- (helpful or good): advantageous, behooveful (archaic), helpful, useful
- (relating to a benefice): usufructuary, usufructuous
- maleficial, nocuous, damaging, harmful (doing harm to someone)
- innocuous, undamaging, harmless (doing no harm; doing neither harm nor good)
helpful or good to something or someone
beneficial (plural beneficials)
- Something that is beneficial.
- 1997, Insect Control Guide, volume 9, Meister Publishing, page 29:
- Daytime temperatures may be too hot for just-released beneficials, and birds and other predators are out in full force during the day.