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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).
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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.
Translations of “physically”
in Korean 신체적으로…
in Arabic جَسَديًا…
in Portuguese fisicamente…
in Catalan físicament…
in Japanese 身体的に, 物理的に…
in Italian fisicamente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體, 肉體地,身體上地…
in Russian физически, внешне…
in Turkish fizikî olarak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体, 肉体地,身体上地…
in Polish fizycznie…
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