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Definition of "aerobic" []

  • Biology Living or occurring only in the presence of oxygen: aerobic bacteria. (adjective)
  • Biology Of or relating to aerobes. (adjective)
  • Involving or improving oxygen consumption by the body: aerobic exercise. (adjective)
  • Relating to or used in aerobics: aerobic shoes. (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.

Use "aerobic" in a sentence
  • "Some readers will be familiar with the term aerobic."
  • "You have cardiovascular exercise, which we describe as aerobic exercise, which increases your body's capacity to process oxygen."
  • "Dr. Kenneth Cooper and Col. Pauline Potts coined the term aerobic exercise in the 1960's."