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aer·o·bic

aerobic

 
pronunciation:
eI ro bihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: able to work the heart and lungs to help the body use oxygen better.
Running is an aerobic exercise.
 
derivation: aerobically (adv.)
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The word aerobic contains the following parts:
aer, aero Greek root that means air, gas
bio, bi, -be Greek root that means life, living, living things
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.