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bioenergetics

[bahy-oh-en-er-jet-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. Biochemistry. the study of energy transformation in living systems.
  2. Psychology. a school of therapy that seeks to relieve stress and concomitant muscular tension through respiratory exercises, physical movement, improvement in body image, and free expression of ideas.
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Origin of bioenergetics

First recorded in 1910–15; bio- + energetics
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Examples from the Web for bioenergetics

Historical Examples

  • Of these holistic therapies, bioenergetics is perhaps considered the most respectable because it is used by some psychologists.

    When You Don't Know Where to Turn

    Steven J. Bartlett

  • Bioenergetics makes use of an unusual approach to physical exercise.

  • Because of its physical approach to human emotions, bioenergetics is sometimes regarded as the West's therapeutic version of yoga.

  • Today there are three main varieties of emotional flooding therapies: bioenergetics, primal therapy, and implosive therapy.


British Dictionary definitions for bioenergetics

bioenergetics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the study of energy transformations in living organisms and systems
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Derived Formsbioenergetic, adjective
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bioenergetics in Science

bioenergetics

[bī′ō-ĕn′ər-jĕtĭks]
  1. The scientific study of the flow and transformation of energy in and between living organisms and between living organisms and their environment.
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