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bodybuilding

or body-building, body building

[bod-ee-bil-ding] /ˈbɒd iˌbɪl dɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or practice of exercising, lifting weights, etc., so as to develop the muscles of the body.
Origin of bodybuilding
1900-1905
1900-05; from the verb phrase build (up one's) body; see -ing1
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  • Every pound contains more than three ounces of protein, the source of nitrogen for body building.

    The Book of Cheese Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • Through the vegetable he gets the mineral necessary for his body building.

    Evening Round Up William Crosbie Hunter
  • Yet in both cases, these diverse kinds of food accomplish the same end,—body building and the supplying of energy.

British Dictionary definitions for body building

body building

noun
1.
the practice of performing regular exercises designed to make the muscles of the body conspicuous
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