Definition of metabolic rate in English:

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metabolic rate

noun

The rate at which metabolism occurs in a living organism: many people come into my office convinced that they have a low metabolic rate
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  • Long-term training helps you add significant amounts of muscle tissue, causing small increases in your metabolic rate.
  • In adulthood, the average basal metabolic rate (BMR) declines 2 to 3 percent per decade.
  • With a high metabolic rate, otters have to eat significant amounts of food regularly.
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