a scientist who specializes in physics.

1710–20; physic(s) + -ist Unabridged
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physicist (ˈfɪzɪsɪst)
a person versed in or studying physics

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Example sentences
On this conformity depends, moreover, the intellectual fascination which chains
  the physicist to his subjects.
Hunt is a physicist, engineer, and inventor who has launched several companies.
His eyes are drinking light, focusing on some blank sheet of inner space, the
  kind a physicist might look at.
My grandfather was a nuclear physicist and was always a gadget guy.
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