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Definition of "muscular" []

  • Of, relating to, or consisting of muscle: muscular contraction. (adjective)
  • Having well-developed muscles: a muscular build. (adjective)
  • Having or suggesting great forcefulness, especially at the expense of subtlety: muscular reasoning that does not bother with the finer points; muscular advocacy groups. (adjective)
  • Having well-developed muscles; brawny (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of, relating to, or consisting of muscle (adjective)

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Use "muscular" in a sentence
  • "These are known as the _striated_, or striped, muscular tissue; the _non-striated_, or plain, muscular tissue; and the _muscular tissue of the heart_."
  • "He provides extensive new details about the Taliban insurgency, which he calls a muscular and sophisticated enemy that uses modern propaganda and systematically reaches into Afghanistan's prisons to recruit members and even plan operations."
  • "I have even heard it maybe one of the causes of the increase in muscular dystrophy for adults."