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healthy

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adjective \ˈhel-thē also ˈhelt-\

Simple Definition of healthy

  • : having good health : not sick or injured

  • : showing good health

  • : good for your health

Full Definition of healthy

health·i·erhealth·i·est

  1. 1 :  enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit :  well

  2. 2 :  evincing health <a healthy complexion>

  3. 3 :  conducive to health <walk three miles every day … a beastly bore, but healthy — G. S. Patton>

  4. 4 a :  prosperous, flourishing b :  not small or feeble :  considerable

health·i·ly play \-thə-lē\ adverb
health·i·ness play \-thē-nəs\ noun

Examples of healthy

  1. The company is financially healthy.

  2. <always a hard worker, Grandma has remained healthy into her 80s>



1552

First Known Use of healthy

1552

Synonym Discussion of healthy

healthy, sound, wholesome, robust, hale, well mean enjoying or indicative of good health. healthy implies full strength and vigor as well as freedom from signs of disease <a healthy family>. sound emphasizes the absence of disease, weakness, or malfunction <a sound heart>. wholesome implies appearance and behavior indicating soundness and balance <a face with a wholesome glow>. robust implies the opposite of all that is delicate or sickly <a lively, robust little boy>. hale applies particularly to robustness in old age <still hale at the age of eighty>. well implies merely freedom from disease or illness <she has never been a well person>.

Rhymes with healthy


Medical Dictionary

healthy

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adjective \ˈhel-thē\

Medical Definition of healthy

health·i·erhealth·i·est

  1. 1:  enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit

  2. 2:  revealing a state of health <a healthy complexion>

  3. 3:  conducive to health

  4. health·i·ly \-thə-lē\play adverb
    health·i·ness \-thē-nəs\play noun





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