He physicked indiscriminately, or bled or starved his patients, without paying the slightest regard to their ailments.
I knew lords, and physicked them too, when I was a blundering allopathist.
Concho reasoned, not illogically, that if he were to be physicked at all he ought to get the worth of his money.
If in high condition, the animal must first be bled and physicked.
That is well said; and, if I were you, I would not suffer him to marry till you have physicked him to your heart's content.
But afterwards Dr Jack Granton went back to the hotel and physicked her.
The doctors came, physicked but did not bleed him, and yesterday morning he was better.
The prescriptions of Dr. Bulleyn, in the reign of Elizabeth, are wonderful examples of how our fathers were physicked.
It fell away all at once, though no change was made in the diet; and yet we learn it has been physicked.
Were the body politic to be physicked like particular persons, I should venture to prescribe to it after the same manner.
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.