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unhealthy

(ŭn-hĕl′thē)
adj. unhealth·ier, unhealth·iest
1.
a. Being in a state of ill health; sick.
b. Characterized by or symptomatic of ill health: an unhealthy pallor.
c. Causing or conducive to poor health; unwholesome: an unhealthy diet.
2. Harmful to character or morality; corruptive: unhealthy reading material.
3. Characterized by or symptomatic of disturbed mental health: took an unhealthy interest in violence and fires.
4. Of a risky nature; dangerous: an unhealthy predicament.

un′health′i·ly adv.
un·health′i·ness n.
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