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"healthy" in British English

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healthyadjective

uk   /ˈhel.θi/  us   /ˈhel.θi/
  • healthy adjective (HEALTH)

A2 strong and well: She's a normal, healthy child. He looks healthy enough.
showing that you are strong and well: The walk had given her a healthy glow. a healthy appetite
A2 good for your health: a healthy diet a good, healthy walk

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healthily
adverb uk   /ˈhel.θəl.i/  us   /ˈhel.θəl.i/
Eat healthily (= eat foods that are good for you) and take plenty of exercise.
(Definition of healthy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"healthy" in American English

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healthyadjective

 us   /ˈhel·θi/
having, showing, or encouraging good health: As long as the baby is healthy, I don’t care if it’s a boy or a girl.
Healthy can mean positive: She had a healthy attitude toward life and was fun to be with.
Something is described as healthy if it is financially successful and strong: The real-estate market is much healthier today than it was ten years ago.
A healthy amount is a large amount: Their business showed a healthy profit in its first year.
(Definition of healthy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"healthy" in Business English

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healthyadjective

uk   us   /ˈhelθi/
developing and making money: a healthy business/industry/economy Sound macroeconomic and regulatory policies are essential to a healthy financial sector.
large in amount and showing that a company or economy is successful: healthy orders/sales/profits Bookings on long-haul routes including Heathrow to New York remain healthy.
good for your health: healthy eating/living Eating fruit and vegetables is part of a healthy lifestyle. Employees should maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life. healthy foods/meals/snacks
healthily
adverb
The economy should keep growing healthily.
(Definition of healthy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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