aerobic [ ai- roh-bik ] SHOW IPA / ɛəˈroʊ bɪk / PHONETIC RESPELLING adjective (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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Origin of aerobic
First recorded in 1880–85;
-ic OTHER WORDS FROM aerobic aer·o·bi·cal·ly, adverb non·aer·o·bic, adjective
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How to use aerobic in a sentence
The crucial difference between so-called
aerobic and an aerobic energy systems isn’t that one uses oxygen and the other doesn’t.
This is because they are likely to have a lower
aerobic capacity, less efficient sweat response and increased insulation due to higher amounts of body fat.
For our cardiac health, we know it’s important to do
aerobic exercise, complete with sweating, huffing, and puffing.
A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that among people who engaged in
aerobic exercise five or more times per week, upper respiratory tract infection decreased by 40% over 12 weeks. British Dictionary definitions for aerobic adjective (of an organism or process) depending on oxygen of or relating to aerobes designed for or relating to aerobics aerobic shoes; aerobic dances
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Medical definitions for aerobic adj. 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 aerobic 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 aerobic
biology, a descriptive term for organisms that require the presence of oxygen to live. ( Compare anaerobic.) 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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