1 not ill; producing good health
appear, be, be born, feel, look, seem
keep, remain, stay
make sb

Working in the open air has made him very healthy.

keep sb

Her good diet had kept her healthy.

consider sth

a new diet which is considered much healthier than previous ones

extremely, fairly, very, etc.

We have a very healthy diet.

completely (esp. AmE), perfectly

He's a perfectly healthy child.


The rare disorder strikes apparently healthy boys between the ages of five and twelve.


She looked pale, but otherwise healthy.

mentally, physically
fit and healthy
2 working well
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

The economy is extremely healthy at the moment.

reasonably, relatively
basically, fundamentally, generally
Healthy is used with these nouns: ↑alternative, ↑appetite, ↑attitude, ↑baby, ↑bacteria, ↑balance, ↑balance sheet, ↑body, ↑bone, ↑breakfast, ↑cell, ↑competition, ↑complexion, ↑contempt, ↑development, ↑dialogue, ↑diet, ↑disrespect, ↑distrust, ↑donor, ↑dose, ↑eater, ↑economy, ↑ego, ↑environment, ↑exercise, ↑expansion, ↑fare, ↑fat, ↑finance, ↑food, ↑future, ↑glow, ↑growth, ↑gut, ↑habit, ↑heart, ↑helping, ↑individual, ↑infant, ↑lead, ↑life, ↑lifestyle, ↑liver, ↑lunch, ↑lung, ↑meal, ↑mix, ↑nail, ↑people, ↑pregnancy, ↑profit, ↑recipe, ↑relationship, ↑respect, ↑return, ↑sale, ↑scepticism, ↑sign, ↑situation, ↑skin, ↑snack, ↑specimen, ↑state, ↑subject, ↑substitute, ↑tan, ↑tissue, ↑tooth, ↑trend, ↑volunteer, ↑weight

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