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adjective healthy pronunciation in American English /ˈhelθi/
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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. a.
      helping you to stay physically strong and not sick
      We serve healthy and delicious food.
      a healthy diet/lifestyle
    2. 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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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