1. (related to the body) 
a. físico 
Isn't clinical depression a physical ailment after all?¿No es la depresión clínica después de todo una dolencia física?
2. (tangible) 
a. material 
The physical world is not our only reality.El mundo material no es nuestra única realidad.
b. físico 
The physical environment has an impact on social structure.El entorno físico influye en la estructura social.
3. (related to physics) 
a. físico 
A physical theory is a system of mathematical propositions.Una teoría física es un sistema de proposiciones matemáticas.
4. (examination) 
I made an appointment with my doctor for a physical.Hice cita con mi médico para un chequeo.
1. (examination) 
a. el chequeo m, examen or reconocimiento médico (M) 
2. (general) 
a. físico(a) 
physical educationeducación física
physical exercise or trainingejercicios físicos
physical fitnessbuena forma física
physical geographygeografía física
a physical impossibilityuna imposibilidad física or material
physical sciencesciencias físicas
physical therapyfisioterapia f
physical [ˈfɪzɪkəl]
1 (of the body) [+condition, disability, contact, violence] físico; [+punishment] corporal
he never once used physical punishment on me love is more than mere physical attraction allegations of physical violence the physical and mental problems caused by the illness physical activity promotes good health it had been years since they had shared any meaningful form of physical relationship physical contact is important because that's how we express affection she suffered frequent physical abuse from both parents their physical strength was their pride physical disabilities such as partial loss of hearing the procedure may cause a slight amount of physical discomfort all his physical and emotional needs would be attended to she divorced him on grounds of physical cruelty he seems very preoccupied with his physical appearance we should all pay attention to our physical appearance because initial impressions are so critical, physical appearance can be crucial you're in much better physical condition than he is a description of the property including its physical condition physical illness can also accompany mental problems he came, not because of any physical illness, but because of his extreme unhappiness
2 (material) [+properties, characteristics] físico; [+world] material
the physical properties of a substance the actual physical presence of the telephone the overall physical size of a computer the apparent ability of the mind to move physical objects we were faced with real physical danger the physical similarities among the towns the physical characteristics of the terrain physical and ideological barriers had come down in Eastern Europe they would face poverty unless they could secure physical possession of oil-producing areas a relative scarcity of both skilled labour and physical capital this computerized clothing cuts off the physical world and stimulates your sense organs beyond the physical world is the cosmic order, the psychic world, the world of the gods death is only the end of the physical body healthy breathing is breathing that benefits the whole person, not just the physical body our life style and its effect on our mental and physical well-being
physical environment entorno (m) físico
life and the physical environment interact in a process of slow evolution no irretrievable damage to the physical environment has yet been done a child's natural desire to explore its physical environment
physical evidence pruebas (f) materiales
there was no physical evidence to support the story the physical evidence of his hefty beer consumption was plainly visible
it's a physical impossibility es materialmente imposible
she couldn't have killed him - it's a physical impossibility
his physical presence repelled her su mera presencia le repugnaba
3 (involving physical contact, effort) físico
he's a very physical man es un hombre que recurre mucho al contacto físico; rugby is a very physical sport el rugby es un deporte muy físico or con mucho contacto físico; there was some very physical play from both teams hubo mucho juego duro por parte de los dos equipos; he has been ordered not to do any physical work le han dicho que no haga ninguna clase de trabajo que requiera esfuerzo físico
women can cope with tough physical work, too alternating periods sitting at his desk with physical work in the garden the doctor ordered him not to do any physical work for two months
to get physical (sexually) pasar al plano físico; (be rough) emplear la fuerza física; llegar a las manos (informal)
he wanted to get physical and I didn't want to he's just not very good at the whole business of getting physical with people, the intimacy side of it there was no need to get physical with him, to manhandle him the way Wade had some quarrels are best settled by getting physical
4 (of physics) físico
the physical laws of combustion and thermodynamics the universe is composed of particles which interact according to rigid physical laws
the physical sciences las ciencias físicas
the uneven race between the life sciences and the physical sciences the division of physical science into chemistry and physics the rapid growth of interest in both the natural and physical sciences
(also physical examination) reconocimiento (m) físico
Bob failed his physical routine physicals are carried out by a nurse to [go] for a physical
physical chemistry (n) fisicoquímica (f)
physical education (n) educación (f) física
Rose will teach physical education to inner city youth physical education [instructor] I've lifted weights since I was a a physical education instructor in the Army
physical examination (n) reconocimiento (m) físico
the tumour was detected during a routine physical examination Mike's physical examination was normal spa guests receive a 20-minute consultation with a physician, including a brief physical examination (blood pressure, pulse, weight)
physical exercise (n) ejercicio (m) (físico)
20 minutes of physical exercise a day those who indulge in strenuous physical exercise he devised a punishing schedule of physical exercise he did not [take] regular physical exercise
physical fitness (n) (buena) forma (f) física
a physical fitness programme un programa de ejercicios físicos
athletes at the peak of physical fitness the instructors give you advice on diet and physical fitness
physical geography (n) geografía (f) física
physical jerks (n) (Britain) gimnasia (f); ejercicios (m) (físicos)
health farms have come a long way since the days of cold salt baths, ten-day grapefruit fasts and early morning physical jerks
physical therapist (n) (US) fisioterapeuta (m)
a qualified physical therapist checks you for possible back problems and flexibility
physical therapy (n) (US) fisioterapia (f)
with the help of physical therapy, she became able to walk short distances with a cane the spas are mostly residential establishments that provide various kinds of health baths, physical therapy, and nature treatments to [have] physical therapy the woman whose leg had been amputated could get a prosthesis and learn to walk on it - she would have physical therapy to help
physical training (n) entrenamiento (m); ejercicio (m) (físico)
as policeman, we must be fit, so physical training is basic I have been doing a lot of extra physical training
Phrases with "physical"
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physical appearance 
el aspecto físico 
physical education 
la educación física 
physical therapist 
el/la fisioterapeuta 
physical therapy 
la fisioterapia 
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