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 for physic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Physic \Phys"ic\ (f[i^]z"[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Physiced
     (f[i^]z"[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Physicking
     1. To treat with physic or medicine; to administer medicine
        to, esp. a cathartic; to operate on as a cathartic; to
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     2. To work on as a remedy; to heal; to cure.
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              The labor we delight in physics pain. --Shak.
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              A mind diseased no remedy can physic. --Byron.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Physic \Phys"ic\ (f[i^]z"[i^]k), n. [OE. phisike, fisike, OF.
     phisique, F. physique knowledge of nature, physics, L.
     physica, physice, fr. Gr. fysikh`, fr. fysiko`s natural, from
     fy`sis nature, fr. fy`ein to produce, grow, akin to E. be.
     See Be, and cf. Physics, Physique.]
     1. The art of healing diseases; the science of medicine; the
        theory or practice of medicine; -- an archaic term,
        superseded by medicine. [archaic] "A doctor of physik."
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     2. A specific internal application for the cure or relief of
        sickness; a remedy for disease; a medicine.
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     3. Specifically, a medicine that purges; a cathartic.
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     4. A physician. [R.] --Shak.
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     Physic nut (Bot.), a small tropical American euphorbiaceous
        tree ({Jatropha Curcas), and its seeds, which are well
        flavored, but contain a drastic oil which renders them
        dangerous if eaten in large quantities.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
           [syn: purgative, cathartic, physic, aperient]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "physic":
     Medicaid, Medicare, Newtonian physics, acoustics, aerophysics,
     aerospace medicine, aperient, applied physics, astrophysics, balm,
     balsam, basic conductor physics, biomedicine, biophysics,
     carminative, cathartic, chemical physics, clinical medicine,
     comparative medicine, constitutional medicine, cryogenics,
     crystallography, cure, cytophysics, diuretic, dosimetric medicine,
     drops, drug, electron physics, electronics, electrophysics,
     electuary, elixir, ethical drug, experimental medicine,
     generic name, geophysics, herbs, inhalant, internal medicine,
     laxative, leechcraft, leechdom, legal medicine, lincture, linctus,
     macrophysics, materia medica, mathematical physics, mechanics,
     medical jurisprudence, medicament, medication, medicinal,
     medicinal herbs, medicine, medicophysics, microphysics,
     military medicine, mixture, natural philosophy, natural science,
     naval medicine, neo-Hippocratic medicine, nonprescription drug,
     nuclear physics, officinal, optics, patent medicine, pharmacon,
     philosophy, physical chemistry, physical medicine,
     physical science, physicochemistry, physicomathematics, physics,
     powder, preclinical medicine, preparation, prescription drug,
     preventive medicine, proprietary, proprietary medicine,
     proprietary name, psychophysics, psychosomatic medicine,
     public health medicine, purgative, purge, radiation physics,
     radionics, simples, socialized medicine, solar physics,
     solid-state physics, space medicine, state medicine, statics,
     stereophysics, syrup, theoretical physics, theraputant, therapy,
     thermodynamics, tisane, tropical medicine, vegetable remedies,
     veterinary medicine, zoophysics

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