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physical

adjective uk   /ˈfɪz.ɪ.kəl/ us  

physical adjective (BODY)

B2 connected with the body: physical exercise/fitness/strength/disabilities I'm not a very physical sort of person (= I don't enjoy physical activities).The body informal violent: The referee stepped in because the game had started to get a bit physical.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly sexual: There was obviously a great physical attraction between them.Relating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky

physical adjective (REAL)

C2 relating to things you can see or touch, or relating to the laws of nature: the physical world All physical objects occupy space.The state of matter

physical adjective (PHYSICS)

relating to physics: physical lawsPhysics in general

physical

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɪz.ɪ.kəl/ (UK also medical) us  
an examination of a person's body by a doctor in order to discover if that person is healthy, sometimes done before a person can be accepted for a particular jobMedical examination
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