[fiz-ik] /ˈfɪz ɪk/
a medicine that purges; cathartic; laxative.
any medicine; a drug or medicament.
Archaic. the medical art or profession.
verb (used with object), physicked, physicking.
to treat with or act upon as a physic or medicine.
to work upon as a medicine does; relieve or cure.
(rare) a medicine or drug, esp a cathartic or purge
(archaic) the art or skill of healing
an archaic term for physics (sense 1)
verb -ics, -icking, -icked
(transitive) (archaic) to treat (a patient) with medicine
c.1300, fysike, “art of healing, medical science,” also “natural science” (c.1300), from Old French fisike “natural science, art of healing” (12c.) and directly from Latin physica (fem. singular of physicus) “study of nature,” from Greek physike (episteme) “(knowledge) of nature,” from fem. of physikos “pertaining to nature,” from physis “nature,” from phyein “to bring forth, produce, make to grow” (cf. phyton “growth, plant,” phyle “tribe, race,” phyma “a growth, tumor”) from PIE root *bheue- “to be exist, grow” (see be). Spelling with ph- attested from late 14c. (see ph). As a noun, “medicine that acts as a laxative,” 1610s. The verb meaning “to dose with medicine” is attested from late 14c.
physic phys·ic (fĭz’ĭk)
A medicine or drug, especially a cathartic.
noun 1. an ornamental, tropical American tree, Jatropha curcas, of the spurge family, having ivylike leaves, small, yellow or greenish-yellow flowers, and olive-shaped fruit yielding a purgative, poisonous oil. 2. the fruit itself.
[fiz-i-koh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌfɪz ɪ koʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. and : the physicochemical properties of an isomer. 2. pertaining to . /ˌfɪzɪkəʊˈkɛmɪkəl/ adjective 1. of, concerned with, or relating to physical chemistry or both physics and chemistry physicochemical phys·i·co·chem·i·cal (fĭz’ĭ-kō-kěm’ĭ-kəl) adj.
[fiz-iks] /ˈfɪz ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the science that deals with matter, energy, motion, and force. [fiz-ik] /ˈfɪz ɪk/ noun 1. a medicine that purges; cathartic; laxative. 2. any medicine; a drug or medicament. 3. Archaic. the medical art or profession. 4. Obsolete. . verb (used with object), physicked, physicking. 5. […]
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