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beneficent (adj) doing good; showing kindness; having a good effect; helpful.
When a person is helpful to others, and gives with a liberal hand, they are beneficent. Cool dry weather has a beneficent effect on those suffering from lung diseases. That is, it is favorable to them, does them good, and has a good effect on their health.
- The exercise the doctor advised the patient to do every morning, proved very beneficent, as the patient was able to regain the normal use of his leg.
- Tens of thousands of students and patients have to be obliged to the beneficent attitude of a number of American millionaire industrialists, who liberally fund scientific studies and medical research.