muscle-bound

adjective
mus·​cle-bound | \ ˈmə-səl-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce muscle-bound (audio) \

Definition of muscle-bound

1 : having some of the muscles tense and enlarged and of impaired elasticity sometimes as a result of excessive exercise
2 : lacking in flexibility : rigid

First Known Use of muscle-bound

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Muscle-bound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muscle-bound. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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muscle-bound

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of muscle-bound

: having large muscles that do not move and stretch easily

muscle-bound

adjective
mus·​cle-bound | \ ˈmə-səl-ˌbau̇nd \

Kids Definition of muscle-bound

: having large muscles that do not move and stretch easily

muscle-bound

adjective
mus·​cle-bound | \ ˈməs-əl-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce muscle-bound (audio) \

Medical Definition of muscle-bound

: having some of the muscles tense and enlarged and of impaired elasticity sometimes as a result of excessive exercise

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