Definition of health
- She is the picture of health.
- nursed them back to health
- How is your mother's health?
- in poor health
- enjoys good health
- defending the health of the beloved oceans
- —Peter Wilkinson
- poor economic health
We nursed him back to health.
He's in good health these days.
He has continued to enjoy good health in his old age.
Smoking is bad for your health.
He is concerned about his sister's mental health.
We must protect the health of our oceans.
The economy is in a period of robust financial health.
Investors are worried about the company's health.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: the condition of being well or free from disease
: the overall condition of someone's body or mind
: the condition or state of something
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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