physic


1phys·ic

noun \ˈfi-zik\

Definition of PHYSIC

1
a :  the art or practice of healing disease
b :  the practice or profession of medicine
2
:  a medicinal agent or preparation; especially :  purgative
3
archaic :  natural science

Examples of PHYSIC

  1. <the museum has an exhibit on some of the strange physics that were once used to cure disease>

Origin of PHYSIC

Middle English physik natural science, art of medicine, from Anglo-French phisique, fisik, from Latin physica, singular, natural science, from Greek physikē, from feminine of physikos — more at physics
First Known Use: 14th century

2physic

verb
phys·ickedphys·ick·ing

Definition of PHYSIC

transitive verb
1
:  to treat with or administer medicine to; especially :  purge
2
:  heal, cure

First Known Use of PHYSIC

14th century

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