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adjective     healthy pronunciation in American English
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  1. 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.

    1. 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. 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.

  3. 3
    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.

  4. 4
    [only before noun] a healthy attitude is good and sensible

    The children had been brought up with a healthy respect for books.

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We try to eat healthily whenever we can.

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