bod·​ied | \ ˈbä-dēd \

Definition of bodied 

: having a body of a specified kind used in combination full-bodiedglass-bodied

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There are legitimate reasons why an able-bodied person can’t find work, like having child care or elderly care responsibilities, undiagnosed mental illness, a lack of skills, or a criminal record. Alvin Chang, Vox, "The Republican push for welfare “work requirements,” cartoonsplained," 26 July 2018 The heat spiked on May 18, just days after the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan — during which all able-bodied Muslims are required to abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset. Meher Ahmad, New York Times, "Looking for a Bit of Shade as Intense Heat Wave Hits Karachi," 29 May 2018 We’ve been taught to picture the thin, white, able-bodied, gender-normative people most often depicted as the height of health and fitness, in pop culture and advertising. Robyn Warren, SELF, "This Is Why I Create Wellness Communities for Geeks," 17 Dec. 2018 California's waiver, which will last until August of 2019, exempts more than 800,000 able-bodied, childless Californians from having to work while on SNAP. Fox News, "California used loopholes to keep thousands on food stamps from having to work," 22 Aug. 2018 The scouting community is split on his potential but nearly all agree that his future as a tall, big-bodied righty is in the starting rotation. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' top prospect Alex Faedo makes pro debut," 6 Apr. 2018 So too are the inside linebackers and the nose guards and the big-bodied ends. Rainer Sabin,, "How Tosh Lupoi is faring as Alabama's defensive coordinator," 5 Apr. 2018 Williams is also an interesting fit in Painter's post-heavy scheme as a big-bodied pure post. Matthew Glenesk, Indianapolis Star, "Where Purdue, Butler, Notre Dame land in way-too-early college basketball top 25 rankings," 3 Apr. 2018 The Pelicans play a lot of smaller guards, but each of them will have to battle in the paint more often to make up for the loss of a big-bodied rebounder like Cousins. William Guillory,, "Pelicans searching for answers to 3rd quarter woes," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of bodied

circa 1547, in the meaning defined above

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