[ ai-roh-bik ]
/ ɛəˈroʊ bɪk /
(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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM aerobicaer·o·bi·cal·ly, adverbnon·aer·o·bic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aerobically
/ (ɛəˈrəʊbɪk) /
(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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Medical definitions for aerobically
[ â-rō′bĭk ]
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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Scientific definitions for aerobically
[ â-rō′bĭk ]
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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Cultural definitions for aerobically
[ (air-oh-bik) ]
notes for aerobic
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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