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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 phys·ic /ˈfɪzɪk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 phys·ic /ˈfɪzɪk/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Phys·ic n.
 1. The art of healing diseases; the science of medicine; the theory or practice of medicine; -- an archaic term, superseded by medicine. [archaic]  “A doctor of physik.”
 2. A specific internal application for the cure or relief of sickness; a remedy for disease; a medicine.
 3. Specifically, a medicine that purges; a cathartic.
 4. A physician. [R.]
 Physic nut Bot., a small tropical American euphorbiaceous tree (Jatropha Curcas), and its seeds, which are well flavored, but contain a drastic oil which renders them dangerous if eaten in large quantities.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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