Origin of physical
Synonyms for physical
Related Words for physicalreal, substantial, natural, environmental, personal, visceral, bodily, concrete, corporeal, gross, materialistic, objective, palpable, phenomenal, ponderable, sensible, solid, visible, somatic, brute
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Contemporary Examples of 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?
January 7, 2015
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?
January 4, 2015
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.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of physical
The physical facts couldn't be denied, and beyond the physical facts I could discern nothing.
I am not condemning the physical alleviation of pain or the progress of physical science.
Physical pain has always been one of the great sources of fear.
I have said that the dominant thinking of our age is materialistic, and by that I mean also physical.
It is a question of physical vision, with spiritual comprehension.
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.