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Noun: exercising  'ek-su(r),sI-zing
  1. The activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    "he did some exercising";
    - exercise, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout
Verb: exercise  'ek-su(r),sIz
  1. Put to use
    "exercise one's power or influence";
    - exert
  2. Carry out, engage in (as of jobs and professions)
    "exercise law";
    - practice [N. Amer], practise [Brit, Cdn], do
  3. Give a workout to
    "Some parents exercise their infants"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind";
    - work, work out
  4. Do physical exercise
    "She exercises in the gym every day";
    - work out
  5. Learn by repetition
    - drill, practice [N. Amer], practise [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: apply, effort, elbow grease, employ, exertion, learn, put to work, read, study, sweat [informal], take, travail [literary], use, utilise [Brit], utilize, work

Encyclopedia: Exercising