Physic is a drug or medicine, particularly a laxative.(noun)
An example of a physic is an over-the-counter medication for constipation.
See physic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME fisike < OFr fisique < L physica, natural science (in ML, medicine) < Gr physikē < physis, nature < phyein, to produce, become: see be
See physic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English phisik
Origin: , from Old French fisique, medical science, natural science
Origin: , from Latin, natural science
Origin: , from Greek phusikē
Origin: , feminine of phusikos, of nature
Origin: , from phusis, nature; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.
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