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aerobic

aer·o·bic

aerobic

 
pronunciation:
eI ro bihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: occurring or living only in the presence of oxygen.
Fish are aerobic creatures.
definition 2: tending to stimulate the heart and lungs and thereby improve the body's ability to utilize oxygen.
Running is an aerobic exercise.
 
definition 3: of or pertaining to aerobes, such as bacteria.
derivation: aerobically (adv.)
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The word aerobic contains the following parts:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.