Definition of anaerobic in English:


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  • 1Biology
    Relating to, involving, or requiring an absence of free oxygen.

    ‘anaerobic bacteria’
    • ‘They found the samples contained anaerobic bacteria that grew on sugars and proteins in total absence of oxygen.’
    • ‘Sugar availability is one of the elements required to support anaerobic metabolism.’
    • ‘River water begins to putrefy when lack of oxygen promotes the growth of anaerobic bacteria, which produce the tell-tale smell of stale water.’
    • ‘Below the depth of oxygen penetration life is restricted to anaerobic bacteria.’
    • ‘These results show that storage starch in pondweed stems is the main substrate for anaerobic respiration.’
  • 2Relating to or denoting exercise that does not improve the efficiency of the body's cardiovascular system in absorbing and transporting oxygen.

    ‘anaerobic exercise requires short sudden bursts of energy’
    • ‘Some experts say that after six to eight weeks of regular anaerobic exercise, a short hiatus is required to promote growth.’
    • ‘Rest for at least 24 hours after heavy anaerobic exercise such as weight-lifting or circuit training and try to alternate the type of exercise you do.’
    • ‘I suggest a regimen of daily vitamins and anaerobic exercises, Mort.’
    • ‘Likewise, a week or two of hard training should be followed by a week of reduced effort with little of no emphasis on anaerobic exercise.’
    • ‘This concept explains why interval training, which is generally anaerobic, will improve performance.’
    • ‘The capacity of these systems is improved by a combination of aerobic and anaerobic training.’
    • ‘They need to do running for endurance, sprints for anaerobic endurance and some weight training too.’
    • ‘This is said to breakdown lactic acid produced by anaerobic activity.’
    • ‘The cardio activity can be adjusted to be aerobic or anaerobic, depending on the intention of the set.’
    • ‘It also has an effect on the body's aerobic recovery after anaerobic work.’
    • ‘We do very little sprinting or anaerobic training with our younger swimmers.’
    • ‘One successful formula involves the skillful alternation between aerobic and anaerobic training.’
    • ‘It's great for anaerobic fitness, your reactions will improve and your explosive power will benefit.’
    • ‘But don't forget that some short, very fast sprints are needed for anaerobic conditioning.’
    • ‘You can only get so much from anaerobic training if you don't have the aerobic work behind it to round it out.’
    • ‘Sprints, hill runs, all-out rounds on the Thai Pads, and anaerobic training are high intensity workouts.’
    • ‘He points out that swimming can be used as either an aerobic or anaerobic activity, depending on the intensity of your session.’
    • ‘It is both aerobic and anaerobic, depending on the terrain, trail length and difficulty.’
    • ‘Weights sessions were eliminated, so too the anaerobic work needed for the 200m and 400m freestyle.’
    • ‘I felt we could do better and more anaerobic workouts at sea level.’



/ˌanəˈrōbik/ /ˌænəˈroʊbɪk/