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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 ​yourhealth: a healthy ​diet a good, healthy ​walk

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healthily
adverb uk   /ˈhel.θəl.i/  us   /ˈhel.θəl.i/
Eat healthily (= ​eatfoods 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 ​meanpositive: She had a healthy ​attitude toward ​life and was ​fun to be with.
Something is ​described as healthy if it is ​financiallysuccessful and ​strong: The real-estate ​market is much healthier today than it was ten ​years ago.
A healthy ​amount is a ​largeamount: Their ​businessshowed 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 ​regulatorypolicies are ​essential to a healthy ​financialsector.
large in ​amount and showing that a ​company or ​economy is ​successful: healthy ​orders/​sales/​profits Bookings on ​long-haulroutesincluding 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 ​personallife. healthy ​foods/​meals/snacks
healthily
adverb
The ​economy should ​keepgrowing healthily.
(Definition of healthy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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