exercise


exercise

noun

Definition of EXERCISE

1
energetic movement of the body for the sake of physical fitness <the doctor ordered plenty of fresh air and exercise>
2
something done over and over in order to develop skill <a young piano student dutifully going through the standard finger exercises>
Synonyms drill, practice (also practise), routine, training, workout
3
the act or practice of employing something for a particular purpose <the observation that the best exercise for losing weight is the exercise of one's ability to say no to food>
Related Words exertion; reuse
Near Antonyms disuse, nonuse

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