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muscular

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1 marked by a well-developed musculature
  • Olympic runners tend to have very muscular legs

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2 having muscles capable of exerting great physical force
  • a muscular superhero who can easily lift a ton or more

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3 marked by or uttered with forcefulness
  • a presidential speech that promises to be a muscular enunciation of the nation's foreign policy

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4 having an abundance of some characteristic quality (as flavor)
  • a muscular red wine that goes especially well with beef

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The first known use of muscular was in 1670

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“Muscular.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/muscular. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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