|1.||rare a medicine or drug, esp a cathartic or purge|
|2.||archaic the art or skill of healing|
|3.||an archaic term for physics|
|—vb , -ics, -icking, -icked|
|4.||archaic (tr) to treat (a patient) with medicine|
|[C13: from Old French fisique, via Latin, from Greek phusikē, from phusis nature]|
physic phys·ic (fĭz'ĭk)
A medicine or drug, especially a cathartic.