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[n] the general condition of body and mind; "his delicate health"; "in poor health"
[n] a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"

Synonyms

wellness

Misc. Definitions

\Health\, n. [OE. helthe, AS. h?lp, fr. h[=a]l hale, sound, whole. See {Whole}.]
1. The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain. There is no health in us. --Book of Common Prayer. Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it can not be sported with without loss, or regained by courage. --Buckminster.
2. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast. ``Come, love and health to all.'' --Shak. {Bill of health}. See under {Bill}. {Health lift}, a machine for exercise, so arranged that a person lifts an increasing weight, or moves a spring of increasing tension, in such a manner that most of the muscles of the body are brought into gradual action; -- also called {lifting machine}. {Health officer}, one charged with the enforcement of the sanitary laws of a port or other place. {To drink a health}. See under {Drink}.

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