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physical

phys·i·cal

physical

 
 
pronunciation:
fI zih kl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of the body.
We climbed ropes as part of our physical training.Yoga is good for your mental health as well as your physical health.
 
synonyms:
bodily, corporal, corporeal, fleshly, somatic
antonyms:
emotional, intellectual, mental, nonphysical, spiritual, verbal
similar words:
carnal, incarnate, outward, personal
definition 2: of the material world.
My physical surroundings here at camp consist only of trees, rocks, and shrubs.During meditation, you try to put the physical world outside of your mind.
synonyms:
material, substantial
antonyms:
immaterial, spiritual
similar words:
concrete, mundane, palpable, solid, tangible
definition 3: of or concerned with matter or energy.
I want to do research in the physical sciences.
synonyms:
material
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part of speech: noun
definition: a physical examination, usu. performed by a doctor.
The army gives recruits a physical to make sure that they are fit for service.My daughter needs a physical before she can enter school next year.
synonyms:
checkup, exam, examination
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derivations: physically (adv.), physicalness (n.)
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