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Physic \Phys"ic\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Physiced; 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 purge.

  2. To work on as a remedy; to heal; to cure.

    The labor we delight in physics pain.

    A mind diseased no remedy can physic.


Physicking \Phys"ick*ing\, p. pr. & vb. n. fr. Physic, v. t.


n. (context archaic English) medication vb. (present participle of physic English)

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

  2. [also: physicking, physicked]


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Usage examples of "physicking".

I dream that I will chance upon a nabob in need of a good physicking, whom I will heal of an incurable illness, and he will build me a hospital to show his deep gratitude.

To dream of coaxing shy fecundity To an unlikely freak by physicking With superstitious drugs and quackeries That work you harm, not good.