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physic (ˈfɪzɪk)
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]

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