- physic nut,
- physical allergy,
- physical anthropology,
- physical capital,
- physical change,
- physical chemistry
Origin of physical
Examples from the Web for physical
Also, she was tall and thin, too, further adding to the ways she met the physical beauty conventions.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But this physical involvement, or lack of it, is only part of the problem.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If the operation caused no physical damage, it would be in bounds.
That means any response that could result in physical damage inside North Korea is off the table.
I return home after several days in the hospital and start thrice weekly physical therapy.
Toward the end of the hundred hours Jackson, the prison doctor, examined my physical condition several times.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
I do not remember much else about it; indeed, the pain in my arm was so sharp that I had no eyes for physical features.Ayesha|H. Rider Haggard
It may also depend upon the physical condition of the victim at the time the venom enters into the system.
While at El Toro did Oswald become engaged in any physical altercations with anybody?Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
All the sects of the philosophers have stranded on the reef of moral and physical ill.Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary|Voltaire
early 15c., "of or pertaining to material nature" (in medicine, opposed to surgical), from Medieval Latin physicalis "of nature, natural," from Latin physica "study of nature" (see physic). Meaning "pertaining to matter" is from 1590s; meaning "having to do with the body, corporeal" is attested from 1780. Meaning "characterized by bodily attributes or activities" is attested from 1970. Physical education first recorded 1838; abbreviated form phys ed is from 1955. Physical therapy is from 1922. Related: Physically.
"a physical examination," by 1934, from physical (adj.).
see get physical.