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weight-bearing

adjective uk   /ˈweɪtˌbeə.rɪŋ/ us    /-ber.ɪŋ/
supporting the weight of your body or a building: weight-bearing joints such as the knees Weight-bearing exercise is very good for the bones. a weight-bearing wall
Translations of “weight-bearing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 負重的,承重的(支撐身體或結構重量的)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 负重的,承重的(支撑身体或结构重量的)…
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