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exercise

[ ek-ser-sahyz ]
/ 藞蓻k s蓹r藢sa瑟z /
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noun
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verb (used without object), ex路er路cised, ex路er路cis路ing.
to go through exercises; take bodily exercise.
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Origin of exercise

1300鈥50; Middle English (noun) <Middle French exercice<Latin exercitium, equivalent to exercit(us) past participle of exerc膿re to train (ex-ex-1 + -ercit-, stem of combining form of arc膿re to restrain) + -ium noun suffix

synonym study for exercise

2. Exercise, drill, practice refer to activities undertaken for training in some skill. Exercise is the most general term and may be either physical or mental: an exercise in arithmetic. Drill is disciplined repetition of set exercises, often performed in a group, directed by a leader: military drill. Practice is repeated or methodical exercise: Even great musicians require constant practice.

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH exercise

exercise , exorcise
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British Dictionary definitions for exercise

exercise
/ (藞蓻ks蓹藢sa瑟z) /

verb (mainly tr)
noun

Derived forms of exercise

exercisable, adjective

Word Origin for exercise

C14: from Old French exercice, from Latin exercitium, from exerc膿re to drill, from ex- 1 + arc膿re to ward off
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for exercise

exercise
[ 臅ks蓹r-s墨z鈥 ]

n.
Active bodily exertion performed to develop or maintain fitness.
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