Physic

Definition of Physic

Phys´ic
n.1.The art of healing diseases; the science of medicine; the theory or practice of medicine.
2.A specific internal application for the cure or relief of sickness; a remedy for disease; a medicine.
3.Specifically, a medicine that purges; a cathartic.
4.A physician.
Physic nut
(Bot.) a small tropical American euphorbiaceous tree (Jatropha Curcas), and its seeds, which are well flavored, but contain a drastic oil which renders them dangerous if eaten in large quantities.
v. t.1.To treat with physic or medicine; to administer medicine to, esp. a cathartic; to operate on as a cathartic; to purge.
[imp. & p. p. Physiced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Physicking .]
2.To work on as a remedy; to heal; to cure.
The labor we delight in physics pain.
- Shak.
A mind diseased no remedy can physic.
- Byron.

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