physic

noun
phys·​ic | \ ˈfi-zik How to pronounce physic (audio) \

Definition of physic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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

physic

verb
physicked; physicking

Definition of physic (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

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Examples of physic in a Sentence

Noun the museum has an exhibit on some of the strange physics that were once used to cure disease

First Known Use of physic

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for physic

Noun

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

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The first known use of physic was in the 14th century

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“Physic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physic. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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physic

noun
phys·​ic | \ ˈfiz-ik How to pronounce physic (audio) \

Medical Definition of physic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : the art or practice of healing disease
b : the practice or profession of medicine
2 : a medicinal agent or preparation especially : purgative

physic

transitive verb
physicked; physicking

Medical Definition of physic (Entry 2 of 2)

: to treat with or administer medicine to especially : purge

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