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musclebound

[muhs-uh l-bound] /ˈmʌs əlˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
having enlarged and inelastic muscles, as from excessive exercise.
2.
rigid; inflexible:
musclebound rules.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; muscle + -bound1
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British Dictionary definitions for muscle-bound

muscle-bound

adjective
1.
having overdeveloped and inelastic muscles
2.
lacking flexibility
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Word Origin and History for muscle-bound
adj.

1879, from muscle (n.) + bound, past participle of bind (v.).

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muscle-bound in Medicine

musclebound mus·cle·bound or mus·cle-bound (mŭs'əl-bound')
adj.
Having inelastic, overdeveloped muscles that function poorly together for concerted action.

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