physically distance

physically distanced; physically distancing; physically distances

Definition of physically distance

transitive verb

: to cause (oneself) to maintain physical separation (such as 6 feet) from other people or avoid any unnecessary contact with others during the outbreak of a contagious disease in order to minimize exposure and reduce the transmission of infection : socially distance With efforts to physically distance ourselves due to COVID-19, people may be willing to do phone calls or video chats in lieu of face-to-face informational interviews.Western Oregon Journal

First Known Use of physically distance

2020, in the meaning defined above

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“Physically distance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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