Definitions for aerobicɛəˈroʊ bɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

aer•o•bicɛəˈroʊ bɪk(adj.)

  1. (of an organism or tissue) requiring the presence of air or free oxygen to sustain life.

    Category: Ecology

  2. pertaining to or caused by the presence of oxygen.

  3. of or pertaining to aerobics:

    aerobic dancing.

Origin of aerobic:



Princeton's WordNet

  1. aerobic, aerophilic, aerophilous(adj)

    depending on free oxygen or air

    "aerobic fermentation"

  2. aerobic(adj)

    based on or using the principles of aerobics; enhancing respiratory and circulatory efficiency

    "aerobic dance"; "running is very aerobic"


  1. aerobic(Adjective)

    Living or occurring only in the presence of oxygen e.g. aerobic bacteria.

  2. aerobic(Adjective)

    Involving or improving oxygen consumption by the body e.g. aerobic exercise.

  3. aerobic(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to aerobics.

  4. Origin: aérobie, coined in 1863 by Louis Pasteur, from ἀήρ + βίος .


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