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physically

adverb uk   /ˈfɪz.ɪ.kəl.i/ us  

physically adverb (BODY)

in a way that relates to the body or someone's appearance: Physically I find him very attractive. The protestors had to be physically removed from the room (= they were taken away). The work is physically demanding (= you have to work hard in a way that makes your body tired). Special holidays are available for physically handicapped/disabled people (= those lacking the full use of part of their body).

physically adverb (REAL)

in a way that relates to things you can see or touch or the laws of nature: No one could have climbed that wall - it's physically impossible.
(Definition of physically from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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