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noun [uncountable] health pronunciation in British English /helθ/
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  1. 1
    the condition of your body, especially whether or not you are ill
    His health improved once he stopped working.
    Smoking can seriously damage your health.
    be good/bad for your health: Stress is definitely bad for 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.
    1. a.
      the condition of being strong and well
      A good diet helps to maintain health.
      It took him several years to regain his health.
    2. b.
      [only before noun] relating to or affecting your health
      health problems
      free health checks
  2. 2
    the job of providing medical care for people who are ill
    Hospital managers are urging the government to spend more on health.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to medical care
      health professionals
      the regional health authority
  3. 3
    the degree of success that something has
    health of: the health of the industry


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