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healthy

health·y

healthy

 
 
pronunciation:
hel thi
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: healthier, healthiest
definition 1: being free from sickness.
Will you be healthy enough to play basketball tomorrow?
synonyms:
well
antonyms:
ill, sick
similar words:
fit
definition 2: having to do with a good mind and body.
A good diet is important to a healthy life.
derivations: healthily (adv.), healthiness (n.)
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The word healthy contains the following part:
-y1, -ey Old English adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by; full of; tending to
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The suffix -y1, -ey attaches to nouns and a few verbs to form adjectives.