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physical culture Line breaks: phys|ic¦al cul|ture

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Definition of physical culture in English:


[mass noun] dated
The development of the body by exercise.
Example sentences
  • If rigid, you are more easily thrown, particularly if you are a victim of pernicious systems of physical culture which cause abnormal development, bordering on the condition known as ‘muscle-bound.’
  • Romantic interest in classical statuary seems to have stimulated this growing interest in physical culture and in an association of a sound body with morality.
  • The club's main aims are to improve the health and wellbeing of underprivileged children through physical culture, gymnastics, boxing, swimming and athletics.
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