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physic

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noun phys·ic \ˈfi-zik\

Definition of physic

  1. 1 a :  the art or practice of healing disease b :  the practice or profession of medicine

  2. 2 :  a medicinal agent or preparation; especially :  purgative

  3. 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


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physic

verb phys·ic

Definition of physic

phys·ickedphys·ick·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to treat with or administer medicine to; especially :  purge

  3. 2 :  heal, cure



14th Century

First Known Use of physic

14th century


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