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bulk

(bŭlk)
n.
See fiber.
v. bulked, bulking, bulks

bulk

noun Increased muscle mass achieved by mechanics—lifting weights—and/or chemistry—anabolic steroids
verb To enhance one’s muscle mass by mechanics and/or chemistry

bulk

1. In nutrition, a substance that absorbs water in the intestinal tract. The increased mass helps to stimulate peristalsis. Bulk materials include bran cereals, cellulose, lignins, and psyllium. They are used therapeutically to treat constipation and other bowel disorders.
2. A mass; a large volume of cells, such as might be found in a tumor.
References in classic literature ?
Above him towered the gigantic bulk of the pachyderm, the little eyes flashing with the reflected light of the fires--wicked, frightful, terrifying.
Yes, my worthy friend; taking into consideration all the elements of the problem, the distance from the center of the earth to the center of the moon, of the radius of the earth, of its bulk, and of the bulk of the moon, I can tell exactly what ought to be the initiatory speed of the projectile, and that by a simple formula.
Star Bulk's vessels transport major bulks, which include iron ore, coal and grain and minor bulks such as bauxite, fertilizers and steel products.
The characteristics of older BCTMP pulps tended to be closer to those of refined hardwood bleached kraft pulp (BKP), with bulks of 1.
A higher-bulk grade is advised, however, for lower-gloss matte-finished or lightly calendered paper grades because of its positive impact on sheet bulk, stiffness and opacity.
Despite economic recession, the fundamentals of the dry bulk industry remain attractive with demand for dry bulk commodities continue to be positive.
The primary driver for the dry bulk shipping industry continues to be sustained demand in East Asia led by strong demand for commodities in China and increasingly India.