/fiz'i kal"i tee/, n., pl. physicalities.
1. the physical attributes of a person, esp. when overdeveloped or overemphasized.
2. preoccupation with one's body, physical needs, or appetites.
[1585-95; PHYSICAL + -ITY]

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