Definition of Kegel exercise in English:

Kegel exercise

Syllabification: Ke·gel ex·er·cise
Pronunciation: /ˈkēgəl, ˈkeg-/

Entry from US English dictionary


  • An exercise to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, in which the levator muscles are squeezed and held for five seconds, then released for five seconds, for a number of repetitions. They are used to treat urinary incontinence, or to prepare for or recover from childbirth.


from California physician Dr. Arnold Kegel, who advocated such exercises from the late 1940s.

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