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also mus·cle-bound  (mŭs′əl-bound′)
1. Having inelastic, overdeveloped muscles, usually as the result of excessive exercise.
a. Hindered by or as if by overdeveloped muscles.
b. Characterized by inflexibility; rigid.


1. (Physiology) having overdeveloped and inelastic muscles
2. lacking flexibility
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Adj.1.muscle-bound - having stiff muscles as the result of excessive exercise; "he arrived accompanied by two muscle-bound body guards"
inflexible - resistant to being bent; "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade";
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