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physic

laxative; cathartic; any medicine; relieve or cure: The physic made me feel better.
Not to be confused with:
physique – bodily structure, development, or appearance of an individual: an athletic physique
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phys·ic

 (fĭz′ĭk)
n.
1. A medicine or drug, especially a cathartic.
2. Archaic The art or profession of medicine.
tr.v. phys·icked, phys·ick·ing, phys·ics
1. To act on as a cathartic.
2. To cure or heal.
3. To treat with or as if with medicine.

[Middle English phisik, from Old French fisique, medical science, natural science, from Latin, natural science, from Greek phusikē, feminine of phusikos, of nature, from phusis, nature; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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physic

(ˈfɪzɪk)
n
1. (Medicine) rare a medicine or drug, esp a cathartic or purge
2. (Medicine) archaic the art or skill of healing
3. (General Physics) an archaic term for physics1
vb, -ics, -icking or -icked
(Medicine) (tr) archaic to treat (a patient) with medicine
[C13: from Old French fisique, via Latin, from Greek phusikē, from phusis nature]
ˈphysicky adj
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phys•ic

(ˈfɪz ɪk)

n.
1. a medicine that purges; cathartic; laxative.
2. any medicine.
3. Archaic. the medical art or profession.
[1250–1300; Middle English fisyk(e), phisik(e) (< Old French fisique) < Latin physica natural science (Medieval Latin: medical science) < Greek physikḗ science of nature]
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physic


Past participle: physicked
Gerund: physicking

Imperative
physic
physic
Present
I physic
you physic
he/she/it physics
we physic
you physic
they physic
Preterite
I physicked
you physicked
he/she/it physicked
we physicked
you physicked
they physicked
Present Continuous
I am physicking
you are physicking
he/she/it is physicking
we are physicking
you are physicking
they are physicking
Present Perfect
I have physicked
you have physicked
he/she/it has physicked
we have physicked
you have physicked
they have physicked
Past Continuous
I was physicking
you were physicking
he/she/it was physicking
we were physicking
you were physicking
they were physicking
Past Perfect
I had physicked
you had physicked
he/she/it had physicked
we had physicked
you had physicked
they had physicked
Future
I will physic
you will physic
he/she/it will physic
we will physic
you will physic
they will physic
Future Perfect
I will have physicked
you will have physicked
he/she/it will have physicked
we will have physicked
you will have physicked
they will have physicked
Future Continuous
I will be physicking
you will be physicking
he/she/it will be physicking
we will be physicking
you will be physicking
they will be physicking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been physicking
you have been physicking
he/she/it has been physicking
we have been physicking
you have been physicking
they have been physicking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been physicking
you will have been physicking
he/she/it will have been physicking
we will have been physicking
you will have been physicking
they will have been physicking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been physicking
you had been physicking
he/she/it had been physicking
we had been physicking
you had been physicking
they had been physicking
Conditional
I would physic
you would physic
he/she/it would physic
we would physic
you would physic
they would physic
Past Conditional
I would have physicked
you would have physicked
he/she/it would have physicked
we would have physicked
you would have physicked
they would have physicked
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.physic - a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
aloes, bitter aloes - a purgative made from the leaves of aloe
castor oil - a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plant; used in paint and varnish as well as medically
Epsom salts - (used with a singular noun) hydrated magnesium sulfate used as a laxative
laxative - a mild cathartic
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
milk of magnesia - purgative consisting of a milky white liquid suspension of magnesium hydroxide; used as a laxative and (in smaller doses) as an antacid
Rochelle powder, Seidlitz powder, Seidlitz powders - an effervescing salt containing sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt and tartaric acid; used as a cathartic
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physic

noun
An agent used to restore health:
verb
To administer or add a drug to:
Informal: dope (up).
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Translations

physic

(archaic) [ˈfɪzɪk] Nmedicina f
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physic

n (obs)Arznei f; (cathartic) → Purgativ nt
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phys·ic

n. medicamento, esp. un catártico o purgante.
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