physic

  • 1 Physic — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To work on as a remedy; to heal;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Physic — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 physic — [fiz′ik] n. [ME fisike < OFr fisique < L physica, natural science (in ML, medicine) < Gr physikē < physis, nature < phyein, to produce, become: see BE] 1. rare var. of PHYSICS 2. Archaic the art or science of healing; medical… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Physic — (spr. fisik), ein in England gebräuchliches Abführmittel für Pferde, besteht aus Aloe, Ingwer und Palmöl oder grüner Seife. In Deutschland als Aloepille viel billiger …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 5 physic — index drug (noun), drug (verb) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 physic — c.1300, art of healing, medical science, also natural science (c.1300), from O.Fr. fisike natural science, art of healing (12c.), from L. physica (fem. sing.) study of nature, from Gk. physike episteme knowledge of nature, from fem. of physikos… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 physic — n *remedy, cure, medicine, medicament, medication, specific …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 physic — archaic ► NOUN ▪ medicinal drugs or medical treatment. ORIGIN Latin physica, from Greek phusik epist m knowledge of nature …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Physic — Septimus Heap ist der Name einer Fantasyreihe von Angie Sage. Bis jetzt sind seit 2005 die vier Bände Magyk, Flyte, Physic und Queste erschienen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Überblick 2 Die Bücher 2.1 Magyk 2.2 Flyte 2.3 …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 10 physic — n. & v. esp. archaic. n. 1 a medicine (a dose of physic). 2 the art of healing. 3 the medical profession. v.tr. (physicked, physicking) dose with physic. Phrases and idioms: physic garden a garden for cultivating medicinal herbs etc. Etymology:… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 physic —    a laxative    Literally, any medical treatment:     The physic will clean him out real good. (L. Armstrong, 1955)    See also night physic …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 12 physic — UK [ˈfɪzɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms physic : singular physic plural physics an old word meaning medicine …

    English dictionary

  • 13 physic — /fiz ik/, n., v., physicked, physicking. n. 1. a medicine that purges; cathartic; laxative. 2. any medicine; a drug or medicament. 3. Archaic. the medical art or profession. 4. Obs. See natural science. v.t. 5. to treat with or act upon as a… …

    Universalium

  • 14 physic — 1. The art of medicine. 2. A medicine; often a lay term for a cathartic. [G. physikos, natural, physical] * * * phys·ic fiz ik n 1 a) the art or practice of healing disease b) the practice or profession of medicine 2) a medicinal agent or… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 15 physic — /ˈfɪzɪk / (say fizik) –noun Obsolete 1. a medicine, especially one that purges; a cathartic. 2. the medical art or profession. 3. natural science. –verb (t) (physicked, physicking) 4. Archaic to treat with physic or medicine. 5. US Colloquial to… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 physic — I. noun Etymology: 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 Date: 14th century 1. a.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 physic — 1. noun a) A medicine or drug, especially a cathartic or purgative. b) The art or profession of healing disease; medicine. 2. verb To …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 Physic — This is a semi descriptive metonymic nickname for a person who practised cures and medicine, but may not have been a registered Barber and Surgeon. The job origin is English medieval, although the word was probably introduced by the Normans after …

    Surnames reference

  • 19 physic — Synonyms and related words: Medicaid, Medicare, Newtonian physics, acoustics, aerophysics, aerospace medicine, aperient, applied physics, astrophysics, balm, balsam, basic conductor physics, biomedicine, biophysics, carminative, cathartic,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 physic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. laxative, cathartic, purgative; drug, medicine; pill, dose. v. t. purge, drench; treat, doctor. See remedy. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cathartic, purge, purgative; see laxative . III (Roget s Thesaurus… …

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