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[fiz-ik-lee] /ˈfɪz ɪk li/
relating to the body or its appearance:
He is not physically attractive.
according to what exists in the physical world as perceived by the senses:
It's not physically possible because of the laws of gravity.
in a way that involves rough body contact or strenuous physical activity: a physically abusive spouse;
a physically demanding sport.
Origin of physically
First recorded in 1580-90; physical + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Nothing mentally or physically or politically imperfect is permitted inside that wire fence.

    The Gay Rebellion Robert W. Chambers
  • We possess it in a highly refined state, both mentally and physically.

    Mizora: A Prophecy Mary E. Bradley
  • It is doubtful whether the world furnishes a finer type of man, physically and intellectually, than the Irish gentleman.

  • She was regarded as inferior to man, mentally as well as physically.

    Mizora: A Prophecy Mary E. Bradley
  • Nature had not made him physically or mentally so poor a creature as to be incapable of a cure.

    The Claverings Anthony Trollope

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