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English definition of “weight-bearing”

weight-bearing

adjective     /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 Physical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
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