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phys•i•cal



Pronunciation: (fiz'i-kul), [key]
adj.
1. of or pertaining to the body: physical exercise.
2. of or pertaining to that which is material: the physical universe; the physical sciences.
3. noting or pertaining to the properties of matter and energy other than those peculiar to living matter.
4. pertaining to the physical sciences, esp. physics.
5. carnal; sexual: a physical attraction.
6. tending to touch, hug, pat, etc.; physically demonstrative: a physical person.
7. requiring, characterized by, or liking rough physical contact or strenuous physical activity: Football is a physical sport.

n.
See physical examination.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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