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physical

adjective uk   us   /ˈfɪz.ɪ.kəl/

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). informal violent: The referee stepped in because the game had started to get a bit physical. sexual: There was obviously a great physical attraction between them.
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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.

physical adjective (PHYSICS)

relating to physics: physical laws

physical

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈfɪz.ɪ.kəl/ (UK also medical)
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 job
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