Definition of aerobic in English:

aerobic

adjective

Biology
  • 1Relating to, involving, or requiring free oxygen.

    ‘simple aerobic bacteria’
    • ‘White blood cells have respiratory enzymes for aerobic metabolism, and others suited to their particular functions.’
    • ‘Plants, as other aerobic organisms, require oxygen for the efficient production of energy.’
    • ‘Humans use a form of cellular respiration requiring oxygen which is called aerobic respiration.’
    • ‘In this way, the plant can resume aerobic metabolic activity required for long-term survival.’
    • ‘The importance of free fatty acids in aerobic metabolism is best shown in cardiac muscle.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to or denoting exercise taken to improve the efficiency of the body's cardiovascular system in absorbing and transporting oxygen.
      ‘running is an aerobic activity while weightlifting is not’
      • ‘An aerobic exercise program will help improve the blood flow to the tendon and bursa.’
      • ‘Pace yourself using a mix of dance classes, weight training, and aerobic exercise.’
      • ‘You now know about the health benefits of aerobic exercise and how it affects your body.’
      • ‘The provider may recommend that the pregnant woman cut back on her activities and avoid aerobic exercise.’
      • ‘Both aerobic exercise and interval training promote cardiovascular fitness.’
      • ‘The classes start with a short aerobic exercise to warm up the body before a 20 minute session on the poles.’
      • ‘The class includes general aerobic exercise, step aerobics and pelvic floor exercises.’
      • ‘For a fit and healthy cardiovascular system, aerobic training should be performed three to four times a week.’
      • ‘Any form of exercise is harmful in excess, but aerobic activity has known cardiovascular benefits.’
      • ‘Some military and almost every civilian gym will have an aerobic or group exercise timetable.’
      • ‘To get maximum results, include both weight training and aerobic exercise in your routine.’
      • ‘There was a time in your life when you didn't even realize what you were doing was called aerobic or cardio exercise.’
      • ‘There is evidence to suggest that aerobic exercise can improve some aspects of a person's quality of life.’
      • ‘Rubin also strongly urges all dieters not to do any aerobic exercise, as it harms the body's immune response.’
      • ‘People in a residential colony are encouraged to take up group activity such as walking or jogging or aerobic exercises.’
      • ‘The intensity of exercise is the primary factor in maintaining or improving aerobic power.’
      • ‘The bottom line is, even if you work out every day, aerobic exercise can only take the body so far.’
      • ‘Some aerobic activity will warm the muscles up and get them ready to stretch.’
      • ‘Weight training and aerobic exercise are important for improving body composition.’
      • ‘Another issue primarily dealt with by cardio / aerobic training has been the problem of body fat.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from aero- + Greek bios ‘life’ + -ic.

Pronunciation

aerobic

/ɛːˈrəʊbɪk/