What does physic mean?

Definitions for physic
ˈfɪz ɪkphysic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purgative, cathartic, physic, aperientnoun

    a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels


  1. physicnoun

    A medicine or drug, especially a cathartic or purgative.

  2. physicnoun

    The art or profession of healing disease; medicine.

  3. physicverb

    To cure or heal; to treat or administer medicine, especially to purge.

  4. physicadjective

    Relating to or concerning existent materials; physical.


  1. physic

    Physic is a branch of science that involves the study of matter and energy and their interactions. This field includes analysis of physical phenomena through experimentation and mathematical models in areas such as quantum mechanics, relativity, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and particle physics. Historically, physic can also refer to the practice of medicine or medical knowledge in general.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Physicnoun

    the art of healing diseases; the science of medicine; the theory or practice of medicine

  2. Physicnoun

    a specific internal application for the cure or relief of sickness; a remedy for disease; a medicine

  3. Physicnoun

    specifically, a medicine that purges; a cathartic

  4. Physicnoun

    a physician

  5. Physicverb

    to treat with physic or medicine; to administer medicine to, esp. a cathartic; to operate on as a cathartic; to purge

  6. Physicverb

    to work on as a remedy; to heal; to cure

  7. Etymology: [OE. phisike, fisike, OF. phisique, F. physique knowledge of nature, physics, L. physica, physice, fr. Gr. fysikh`, fr. fysiko`s natural, from fy`sis nature, fr. fy`ein to produce, grow, akin to E. be. See Be, and cf. Physics, Physique.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Physic

    fiz′ik, n. the science of medicine: the art of healing: a medicine: (orig.) natural philosophy, physics.—v.t. to give medicine to:—pr.p. phys′icking; pa.t. and pa.p. phys′icked.ns. Physician (fi-zish′an), one skilled in the use of physic or the art of healing: one who prescribes remedies for diseases: a doctor.—ns. Physic′iancy, post or office of physician; Physic′ianship; Phys′ic-nut, Barbadoes or Purging nut, the seeds of Jatropha curcas.—Physic garden, a botanical garden. [O. Fr.,—Gr. physikē, natural—Gr. physis, nature.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of physic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of physic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of physic in a Sentence

  1. Francis Quarles:

    Use law and physic only for necessity. They that use them otherwise abuse themselves into weak bodies and light purses. They are good remedies, bad businesses, and worse recreations.

  2. Johnson:

    It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art.

  3. Randolph:

    Reprove not in their wrath incens?d men, Good counsel comes clean out of season then; But when his fury is appeased and past, He will conceive his fault and mend at last: When he is cool and calm, then utter it; No man gives physic in the midst o? th? fit.

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