Definition of bodywork in English:


Syllabification: bod·y·work
Pronunciation: /ˈbädēˌwərk


  • 1The metal outer shell of a vehicle.
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    • Vandals slashed tyres, scratched bodywork and pulled off windscreen wipers.
    • Several vehicles have had their windscreens broken and bodywork dented.
    • This Ferrari is constructed with extensive use of aluminum in the chassis, suspension, bodywork and engine.
  • 2Therapies and techniques in complementary medicine that involve touching or manipulating the body.
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    • For those practising massage, bodywork and manipulative therapies, these somatic dysfunctions are vital to the assessment of musculoskeletal integrity.
    • It is frequently a result of some transient mechanical imbalance and, therefore, can be improved with bodywork and manual manipulation techniques.
    • She has a diploma in Nutritional Medicine and has attended workshops in reflexology, homeopathy, bodywork and aromatherapy.



sense 2.
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  • Mark is a trained bodyworker.
  • Carrie Lafferty, a bodyworker who uses energy to heal people, drove from Seattle to see him Wednesday and fill him up with fresh, raw berries from her garden.
  • Massage therapists, chiropractors, and other bodyworkers can provide precise, gentle, restorative manipulative treatment.

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