Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete form of physic.
  • v. Obsolete form of physic.

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Examples

  • Physicians [873], who says, that with us, _Doctor of Physick_ (we do not say _Doctor of Medicine_) is the highest title that a practicer of physick can have; that _Doctor_ implies not only _Physician_, but teacher of physick; that every _Doctor_ is legally a _Physician_; but no man, not a _Doctor_, can _practice physick_ but by _licence_ particularly granted.

    Life of Johnson, Volume 2 1765-1776

  • "That, my dear friend, you may lay to a certain Greek physick that you wot well of."

    In the Garden of Iden

  • "That is thanks to a certain Greek physick he hath learned of.

    In the Garden of Iden

  • ROGER; and shall prescribe the moderate use of this exercise to all my country friends, as the best kind of physick for mending a bad constitution, and preserving a good one.

    The Coverley Papers

  • Prince Charles, expressing great regret that the prince has refused to take the 'physick' prescribed for him, and hoping that he will consent to do so on the following day, for if he didn't she should be obliged to come to him and she trusted he would not give her that 'paine.'

    The Spanish Chest

  • Roger; and shall prescribe the moderate use of this exercise to all my country friends as the best kind of physick for mending a bad constitution, and preserving a good one.

    Days with Sir Roger De Coverley

  • Danny's few friends include talented thief Les, the ditzy and occasionally vanishing Dixie, and Vandra, a vampiric "physick" who heals using her teeth.

    Publishers Weekly - Children's Books News

  • He evidently didn't reply to his mother, but sent a note to the Duke of Newcastle in which he flatly refused to take the 'physick' and advised the Duke not to take any either! "

    The Spanish Chest

  • Doctors were so expensive that only the very rich could afford them and the “physick” of this era involved bleeding patients with lancets and using dangerous medicines such as mercury—your local village healer with her herbal charms was far less likely to kill you.

    Guest blogger Mary Sharratt on British Folk Magic and Familiar Spirits

  • When I think what that much physick must have done to your innards, lad, I hope it was worth it to ye.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

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