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adjective healthy pronunciation in British English /ˈhelθi/ 
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adjectivehealthy
comparativehealthier
superlativehealthiest
  1. 1
    physically strong and not ill

    a healthy baby

    Exercise can be fun, and being healthy feels great!

    feel healthy:

    I feel very healthy at the moment.

    keep/stay healthy:

    I try to keep as healthy as possible.

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    1. a.
      helping you to stay physically strong and not ill

      We serve healthy and delicious food.

      a healthy diet/lifestyle

    2. b.
      showing that you are physically strong and not ill

      For healthy teeth and gums, visit your dentist regularly.

      He's certainly got a healthy appetite.

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  2. 2
    working well and likely to continue to be successful

    The country still has a healthy rural economy.

    The car industry isn't looking very healthy at the moment.

  3. 3
    a healthy amount of money is a large amount

    Our bank balance is looking quite healthy this month.

    Last year the company made a healthy profit of over five million pounds.

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  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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healthily

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We try to eat healthily whenever we can.

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