bodybuilding

or bod·y-build·ing, bod·y build·ing

[ bod-ee-bil-ding ]
/ ˈbɒd iˌbɪl dɪŋ /
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noun

the act or practice of exercising, lifting weights, etc., so as to develop the muscles of the body.

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Origin of bodybuilding

1900–05; from the verb phrase build (up one's) body;see -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for bodybuilding

body building

noun

the practice of performing regular exercises designed to make the muscles of the body conspicuous
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