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noun as in large fibers of animal body

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noun as in power, influence


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In its first flexing of new muscle, the branch pored over the plans filed just a few years ago by private utilities, looking for inconsistencies or holes.

The alloy contracts like a muscle when heated, and extends once cool.

Hemp is a source of cannabidiol, also known as CBD, the cannabis-derived compound that consumers use for relief from muscle and joint pain, anxiety, and insomnia.

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It’s caused by mutations in the gene that makes dystrophin, a protein that serves to rebuild and strengthen muscle fibers in skeletal and cardiac muscles.

“Working with children using our device, I’ve witnessed a physical moment where the brain “clicks” and starts moving the hand rather than focusing on moving the muscles,” LaChappelle said.

Security guards have also been posted to add some muscle (but this has done little to deter vandals in past years).

Companies like Delta, Apple, and Nike flex their political muscle on behalf of gay rights.

The bell tower bellows loudly when a little muscle power is put into it.

When it comes to tangible gifts, the sharing economy really starts to flex its holiday disrupting muscle.

I can see the implant in there, and see where the muscle is snatching that implant up.

The strength of the lion is tremendous, owing to the immense mass of muscle around its jaws, shoulders, and forearms.

The man was accustomed to the French of Englishmen, and withdrew without moving a muscle of his face.

He was a man of gigantic muscle, and seizing the arm of Louis, called aloud to bar the egress.

In this country an unexplained marked eosinophilia warrants examination of a portion of muscle for Trichina spiralis (p. 255).

The second pair show that the transverse processes, from the first to the third, are those into which the muscle is inserted.

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On this page you'll find 66 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to muscle, such as: flesh, meat, tendon, tissue, beef, and brawn.

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