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bodybuilding

Syllabification: bod·y·build·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈbädēˌbildiNG
 
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Definition of bodybuilding in English:

noun

The practice of strengthening and enlarging the muscles of the body through exercise.
Example sentences
  • There has never been a taboo about taking drugs in bodybuilding.
  • Bruising knocks and broken bones he suffered playing rugby convinced him to switch to bodybuilding.
  • The sport of bodybuilding and the healthy lifestyle have never had an avenue like this before.

Derivatives

bodybuilder

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌbildər/
noun
Example sentences
  • Warren has trained hundreds of athletes, from bodybuilders to pro football players to triathletes.
  • What do large athletes like bodybuilders and football players have in common?
  • He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and is consulted by many bodybuilders and strength athletes who are looking to enhance their training and performance.

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