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bodily adj
1 of or relating to or belonging to the body; "a bodily organ"; "bodily functions"; "carnal remains" [syn: carnal]
2 affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit; "bodily needs"; "a corporal defect"; "corporeal suffering"; "a somatic symptom or somatic illness" [syn: corporal, corporeal, somatic]
3 having or relating to a physical material body; "bodily existence" adv : in bodily form; "he was translated bodily to heaven"

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  1. of, related to, or concerning the body
    His bodily deficiencies were a heavy burden to him.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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