spierversterken

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From spier ‎(muscle) +‎ versterken ‎(to strengthen).

Verb[edit]

spierversterken ‎(not inflected)

  1. to strengthen one's muscles
    • [1]
      Spierversterken in je dagelijks leven.
      To strengthen your muscles in your daily life.
    • 1988, [2]:
      Spierversterken en spierrekken met elektrische stroom.
      To strengthen and stretch your muscles with electrical current.
    • 2012, [3]:
      Excentrisch spierversterken verdient lichte voorkeur (...).
      To strengthen your muscles in a excentric way deserves a slight preference (...).

Usage notes[edit]

The verb is defective and is normally non-finite and not conjugated.

Noun[edit]

spierversterken n ‎(uncountable)

  1. muscle strengthening

Derived terms[edit]