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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Health \Health\ (h[e^]lth), n. [OE. helthe, AS. h[=ae]l[thorn],
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
Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it
can not be sported with without loss, or regained by
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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