Definition of aerobic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//eəˈrəʊbɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//eˈroʊbɪk//
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  1. 1 (biology) needing oxygen aerobic bacteria
  2. 2(of physical exercise) especially designed to improve the function of the heart and lungs aerobic exercise See related entries: Exercise
  3. opposite anaerobic
    Word Origin late 19th cent.: from aero- + Greek bios ‘life’ + -ic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aerobic