- physic nut,
- physical allergy,
- physical anthropology,
- physical capital,
- physical change,
- physical chemistry
Origin of physical
Examples from the Web for physicals
Hubbard in the Navy Before World War II, Hubbard received his Naval Reserve commission despite failing his physicals.15 Scientology Revelations From Lawrence Wright’s ‘Going Clear’|The Daily Beast|January 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Preventive screenings, such as annual physicals, well-baby visits, and mammograms provided free of charge.
The tests were from morning till night and covered everything from physicals, eye, hearing and coordination to reaction time.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson
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.