from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medicine or drug, especially a cathartic.
- n. Archaic The art or profession of medicine.
- transitive v. To act on as a cathartic.
- transitive v. To cure or heal.
- transitive v. To treat with or as if with medicine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to or concerning existent materials; physical.
- n. A medicine or drug, especially a cathartic or purgative.
- n. The art or profession of healing disease; medicine.
- v. To cure or heal; to treat or administer medicine, especially to purge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art of healing diseases; the science of medicine; the theory or practice of medicine.
- n. A specific internal application for the cure or relief of sickness; a remedy for disease; a medicine.
- n. Specifically, a medicine that purges; a cathartic.
- n. A physician.
- transitive v. To treat with physic or medicine; to administer medicine to, esp. a cathartic; to operate on as a cathartic; to purge.
- transitive v. To work on as a remedy; to heal; to cure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Natural philosophy; physics. See physics.
- n. The science of medicine; the medical art or profession; the healing art; medicine.
- n. A medicine; a drug; a remedy for disease; also, drugs collectively.
- n. A medicine that purges; a cathartic; a purge.
- n. In dyeing, the nitromuriate of tin, or tin-spirits.
- n. Synonyms See surgery.
- To treat with physic or medicines; cure; heal; relieve.
- To use cathartics or purgatives upon; purge.
- To mix with some oxidizing body in order to eliminate phosphorus and sulphur, as in the manufacture of iron.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
Skill in physic is a useful accomplishment in a minister and may be improved to more extensive usefulness and greater esteem among
_Douwa min, ând Sultana Ingleeza_, ( "physic from the English Sultana",) is a sort of royal talisman which helps the medicine down as a bit of sugar taken with a child's draught.
It was not done by any might of their own, any skill they had in physic or surgery, nor any virtue in their word: the power they did it by was wholly derived from Christ.
A year’s additional training, carrying the bachelor’s degree, was offered to students who, having demonstrated a competent knowledge of Latin, mathematics, natural and experimental philosophy, and having served a sufficient apprenticeship to some reputable practitioner in physic, now completed a prescribed lecture curriculum, with attendance upon the practice of the Pennsylvania Hospital for one year.
Shortly I popped into the Chelsea Mansion -- once the temporary home of Courtney Love and a luxury rental at $20,000 a month -- to visit Roxanne Usleman Hulderman, their resident on-call physic to ask, "What awaits fashions future," figuring this was just as effective as watching Ben Bernanke rattle on CNN.
The jatropha, also called the physic nut, grows quickly and needs little water or nurturing, reaching maturity after two years, and yielding small black seeds that are covered in light, white husks and which can be picked by hand.
Persons who throughout the whole twelve months are worldly, think it necessary to be godly at a time of straits: all moral and religious matters they regard as physic, which is to be taken, with aversion, when they are unwell: in a clergyman, a moralist, they see nothing but a doctor, whom they cannot soon enough get rid of.
-- A tropical plant cultivated in many warm countries for the sake of its seeds, known as physic nuts.
I know not in what esteem physic, which is so highly useful to life, was held at Carthage; or jurisprudence, so necessary to society.
Jatropha Biodiesel is cultivated from jatropha curcas, also called physic nut.