health

health [ helθ ] noun uncount ***
1. ) the condition of your body, especially whether or not you are sick:
His health improved once he stopped working.
Smoking can seriously damage your health.
in good health: She is 85 and still in very good health.
in poor health: My father has been in poor health for some time.
ill health: He retired early because of ill health.
be good/bad for your health: Stress is definitely bad for your health.
a ) only before noun relating to or affecting your health:
free health checks
health problems
health hazard/risk (=something that could harm your health): Campaigners believe that the waste site is a health hazard.
b ) the condition of being strong and well:
A good diet helps to maintain health.
It took him several years to regain his health.
2. ) the job of providing medical care to people who are sick:
Hospital managers are urging the government to spend more on health.
a ) only before noun relating to medical care:
health professionals
the regional health authority
3. ) how successful something is:
health of: the health of the industry

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

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