healthy

[hel-thee]
adjective, healthier, healthiest.
1.
possessing or enjoying good health or a sound and vigorous mentality: a healthy body; a healthy mind.
2.
pertaining to or characteristic of good health, or a sound and vigorous mind: a healthy appearance; healthy attitudes.
3.
conducive to good health; healthful: healthy recreations.
4.
prosperous or sound: a healthy business.
5.
Informal. fairly large: I bought a healthy number of books.

Origin:
1545–55; health + -y1

healthily, adverb
healthiness, noun

healthful, healthy (see synonym study at the current entry).


1. hale, hearty, robust. 3. nutritious, nourishing. Healthy, healthful, salutary, wholesome refer to the promotion of health. Healthy while applied especially to what possesses health, is also applicable to what is conducive to health: a healthy climate; not a healthy place to be. Healthful is applied chiefly to what is conducive to health: healthful diet or exercise. Salutary suggests something that is conducive to well-being generally, as well as beneficial in preserving or in restoring health: salutary effects; to take salutary measures. It is used also to indicate moral benefit: to have a salutary fear of devious behavior. Wholesome has connotations of attractive freshness and purity; it applies to what is good for one, physically, morally, or both: wholesome food; wholesome influences or advice.


1. sick.
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healthy (ˈhɛlθɪ)
 
adj , healthier, healthiest
1.  enjoying good health
2.  functioning well or being sound: the company's finances are not very healthy
3.  conducive to health; salutary
4.  indicating soundness of body or mind: a healthy appetite
5.  informal considerable in size or amount: a healthy sum
 
'healthily
 
adv
 
'healthiness
 
n

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healthy health·y (hěl'thē)
adj. health·i·er, health·i·est

  1. Possessing good health.

  2. Conducive to good health; healthful.

  3. Indicative of sound, rational thinking or frame of mind.


health'i·ly adv.
health'i·ness n.
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Example sentences
In healthy people, the pancreas naturally produces insulin, which converts
  sugars and starches into energy.
Amanda recently wrote about cinnamon having a reputation as a good food for
  healthy eyes, and it got me thinking about spices.
Advocates for healthy school lunches are understandably upset.
Healthy living doesn't happen at the doctor's office.
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