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bodily

adjective uk   /ˈbɒd.ɪ.li/ us    /ˈbɑː.dɪ-/
relating to the human body: bodily fluids (= blood, saliva, etc.) They didn't cause him any bodily harm. to lose control of your bodily functions

bodily

adverb uk   /ˈbɒd.ɪ.li/ us    /ˈbɑː.dɪ-/
If you lift or carry someone bodily, you lift or carry them in your arms: He carried her bodily up the stairs.
Translations of “bodily”
in Chinese (Traditional) 人體的,身體的…
in Russian физический…
in Turkish bir insanın bedeniyle ilgili, bedensel, fiziksel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人体的,身体的…
in Polish cielesny, fizyczny…
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