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health +‎ -y



healthy (comparative healthier, superlative healthiest)

  1. Enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit: well.
    He was father to three healthy kids.
  2. Conducive to health.
    • 2013 July 19, Ian Sample, “Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 34: 
      Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.  ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.
    A healthy diet and exercise can help to maintain proper weight.
  3. Evincing health.
    Sam unwrapped the sandwich and took a healthy bite out of the middle.
  4. (figuratively) Significant, hefty; beneficial.
    a healthy respect for authority



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