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physic Explained

physic at English irregular forms Of Explained:


physic at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1300, "medical science," from O.Fr. phisike "natural science, art of healing," from L. physica (fem. sing.) "study of nature," from Gk. physike episteme "knowledge of nature," from physis "nature." Especially in Gk. ta physika, lit. "the natural things," name of Aristotle's treatise on nature. ///

physic at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

110 Moby Thesaurus words for "physic":
Medicaid, Medicare, Newtonian physics, acoustics, aerophysics,
aerospace medicine, aperient, applied physics, astrophysics, balm,
balsam, basic conductor physics, biomedicine, biophysics,
carminative, cathartic, chemical physics, clinical medicine,
comparative medicine, constitutional medicine, cryogenics,
crystallography, cure, cytophysics, diuretic, dosimetric medicine,
drops, drug, electron physics, electronics, electrophysics,
electuary, elixir, ethical drug, experimental medicine,
generic name, geophysics, herbs, inhalant, internal medicine,
laxative, leechcraft, leechdom, legal medicine, lincture, linctus,
macrophysics, materia medica, mathematical physics, mechanics,
medical jurisprudence, medicament, medication, medicinal,
medicinal herbs, medicine, medicophysics, microphysics,
military medicine, mixture, natural philosophy, natural science,
naval medicine, neo-Hippocratic medicine, nonprescription drug,
nuclear physics, officinal, optics, patent medicine, pharmacon,
philosophy, physical chemistry, physical medicine,
physical science, physicochemistry, physicomathematics, physics,
powder, preclinical medicine, preparation, prescription drug,
preventive medicine, proprietary, proprietary medicine,
proprietary name, psychophysics, psychosomatic medicine,
public health medicine, purgative, purge, radiation physics,
radionics, simples, socialized medicine, solar physics,
solid-state physics, space medicine, state medicine, statics,
stereophysics, syrup, theoretical physics, theraputant, therapy,
thermodynamics, tisane, tropical medicine, vegetable remedies,
veterinary medicine, zoophysics

Physic at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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

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.

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},
1. The art of healing diseases; the science of medicine; the
theory or practice of medicine.

physic at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
[syn: {purgative}, {cathartic}, {aperient}]
[also: {physicking}, {physicked}]

physic at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* physick Inter: qualifier » obsolete


* Inter: rhymes » ɪzɪk


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Relating to or concerning existent materials; physical.


    Inter: en-noun » s|-

  • Inter: countabl » e A medicine or drug, especially a cathartic or purgative.
    1. Inter: uncountabl » e The art or profession of healing disease; medicine.

      Derived terms

      * physician


      Inter: en-verb » physics|physicking|physicked

  • Inter: transitiv » e To cure or heal; to treat or administer medicine, especially to purge.

  • Translation: eo » physic
    Translation: fa » physic
    Translation: io » physic
    Translation: kn » physic
    Translation: ml » physic
    Translation: pl » physic
    Translation: ru » physic
    Translation: fi » physic
    Translation: vi » physic
    Translation: zh » physic