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physique

[ fi-zeek ]
/ fɪˈzik /
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noun

physical or bodily structure, appearance, or development: the physique of an athlete.

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Origin of physique

1820–30; <French <Latin physicus.See physic

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH physique

physic, physique
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British Dictionary definitions for physique

physique
/ (fɪˈziːk) /

noun

the general appearance of the body with regard to size, shape, muscular development, etc

Word Origin for physique

C19: via French, from physique (adj) natural, from Latin physicus physical
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Medical definitions for physique

physique
[ fĭ-zēk ]

n.

The body considered with reference to its proportions, muscular development, and appearance.
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