[ ek-ser-gey-ming ]
/ ˈɛk sərˌgeɪ mɪŋ /


the activity of playing video games that involve physical exertion and are thought of as a form of exercise: Exergaming with a balance board or modified exercise bike is a great way to burn calories.

Origin of exergaming

First recorded in 2000–05; exer(cise) + gaming

Related forms

ex·er·game, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exergaming


/ (ˈɛksəˌɡeɪmɪŋ) /


the playing of video games that require rigorous physical exercise and are intended as a work-out, such as those in which players race a virtual bicycle on-screen by pedalling a simulator resembling an exercise bike

Word Origin for exergaming

C21: from exercise + gaming
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