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Meaning of PHYSIC

Pronunciation:  'fizik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
 

PHYSIC is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: aperient, cathartic, purgative
 
 See Also: aloes, bitter aloes, castor oil, Epsom salts, laxative, magnesium hydroxide, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, milk of magnesia, Rochelle powder, Seidlitz powder, Seidlitz powders

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Phys"ic\, n. [OE. phisike, fisike, OF. phisique, F.
    physique knowledge of nature, physics, L. physica, physice,
    fr. Gr. ?, fr. fysiko`s natural, from fy`sis nature, fr. ? to
    produce, grow, akin to E. be. See {Be}, and cf. {Physics},
    {Physique}.]
    1. The art of healing diseases; the science of medicine; the
       theory or practice of medicine.
    
    
  2. \Phys"ic\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Physiced}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Physicking}.]
    1. To treat with physic or medicine; to administer medicine
       to, esp. a cathartic; to operate on as a cathartic; to
       purge.
    
    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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