- (of an organism or tissue) requiring the presence of air or free oxygen for life.
- pertaining to or caused by the presence of oxygen.
- of or utilizing the principles of aerobics: aerobic exercises; aerobic dances.
Origin of aerobic
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Examples from the Web for aerobic
But his voice never seems to crack or weaken, and he's always in motion—jiggling, aerobic walking, jumping, dancing.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession
November 22, 2014
But the science reveals that aerobic training is the best form of exercise for weight loss.
Over-training is the result of systemic inflammation and under-recovery—not aerobic exercise.
My hypnotic trip is the highly oxygenated state of aerobic exercise.
My inventing time is all done under the influence of aerobic exercise.
In aerobic respiration, oxygen is absorbed and CO2 given off.The Nature of Animal Light
E. Newton Harvey
Further, they can be divided into two classes, the aerobic and the anaerobic.Marvels of Scientific Invention
Thomas W. Corbin
Like the bacillus of splenic fever, the microbe of the fowl cholera is an aerobic organism.
The cause of this, no doubt, is that an aerobic parasite has always some difficulty in developing itself in the blood.
Second, running appears to be an especially effective way to derive specific therapeutic benefits from an aerobic activity.When You Don't Know Where to Turn
Steven J. Bartlett
- (of an organism or process) depending on oxygen
- of or relating to aerobes
- designed for or relating to aerobicsaerobic shoes; aerobic dances
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Word Origin and History for aerobic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Living or occurring only in the presence of oxygen, as certain microorganisms.
- Of or relating to aerobes.
- Relating to or used in aerobics.
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- Occurring in the presence of oxygen or requiring oxygen to live. In aerobic respiration, which is the process used by the cells of most organisms, the production of energy from glucose metabolism requires the presence of oxygen. Compare anaerobic.
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Aerobic exercise, such as running, swimming, and doing calisthenics for an extended time, is designed to improve the body's use of oxygen.
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