healthy

health|y [ `helθi ] adjective ***
1. ) physically strong and not sick:
a healthy baby
Exercise can be fun, and being healthy feels great.
feel healthy: I feel very healthy at the moment.
stay/keep healthy: I try to stay as healthy as possible.
a ) helping you to stay physically strong and not sick:
We serve healthy and delicious food.
a healthy diet/lifestyle
b ) showing that you are physically strong and not sick:
For healthy teeth and gums, visit your dentist regularly.
He's certainly got a healthy appetite.
2. ) working well and likely to continue to be successful:
The country still has a healthy industrial economy.
My investments aren't looking very healthy at the moment.
a ) a healthy amount of money is a large amount:
Our bank balance is looking pretty healthy this month.
Last year the company made a healthy profit of over five million dollars.
3. ) only before noun a healthy attitude is good and sensible:
The children had been brought up with a healthy respect for books.
╾ health|i|ly adverb:
We try to eat healthily whenever we can.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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