Definition of aerobic in English:

aerobic

adjective

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

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

aerobic

/ɛːˈrəʊbɪk/