bioenergetics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
bio·​en·​er·​get·​ics | \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-ˌe-nər-ˈje-tiks How to pronounce bioenergetics (audio) \

Definition of bioenergetics

1 : the biology of energy transformations and energy exchanges (as in photosynthesis) within and between living things and their environments
2 : a system of physical and psychological therapy that is held to increase well-being by releasing blocked physical and psychic energy

Other Words from bioenergetics

bioenergetic \ ˌbī-​(ˌ)ō-​ˌe-​nər-​ˈje-​tik How to pronounce bioenergetics (audio) \ adjective

Examples of bioenergetics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After completing his undergraduate studies at Ball State University, Porter earned a doctorate in human bioenergetics at BSU's School of Kinesiology. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Aug. 2021 After completing his undergraduate studies at Ball State University, Porter earned a doctorate in human bioenergetics at BSU's School of Kinesiology. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Aug. 2021 After completing his undergraduate studies at Ball State University, Porter earned a doctorate in human bioenergetics at BSU's School of Kinesiology. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Aug. 2021 After completing his undergraduate studies at Ball State University, Porter earned a doctorate in human bioenergetics at BSU's School of Kinesiology. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Aug. 2021 After completing his undergraduate studies at Ball State University, Porter earned a doctorate in human bioenergetics at BSU's School of Kinesiology. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Aug. 2021 After completing his undergraduate studies at Ball State University, Porter earned a doctorate in human bioenergetics at BSU's School of Kinesiology. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Aug. 2021 After completing his undergraduate studies at Ball State University, Porter earned a doctorate in human bioenergetics at BSU's School of Kinesiology. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Aug. 2021 After completing his undergraduate studies at Ball State University, Porter earned a doctorate in human bioenergetics at BSU's School of Kinesiology. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bioenergetics

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bioenergetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioenergetics. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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bioenergetics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
bio·​en·​er·​get·​ics | \ -ˌen-ər-ˈjet-iks How to pronounce bioenergetics (audio) \

Medical Definition of bioenergetics

1 : the biology of energy transformations and energy exchanges within and between living things and their environments
2 : a system of therapy that combines breathing and body exercises, psychological therapy, and the free expression of impulses and emotions and that is held to increase well-being by releasing blocked physical and psychic energy

Other Words from bioenergetics

bioenergetic \ -​ik How to pronounce bioenergetics (audio) \ adjective

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