Unwholesome; unhealthful; usually in reference to climate. [L. in-salubris, unwholesome]

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in·sa·lu·bri·ous .in(t)-sə-'lü-brē-əs adj not conducive to health: not wholesome <an \insalubrious climate>

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in·sa·lu·bri·ous (in″sə-looґbre-əs) not salubrious; not conducive to health.

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