1. a medicine that purges; cathartic; laxative.
2. any medicine; a drug or medicament.
3. Archaic. the medical art or profession.
4. Obsolete, natural science.
verb (used with object), physicked, physicking.
5. to treat with or act upon as a physic or medicine.
6. to work upon as a medicine does; relieve or cure.
I really want to walk into a pharmacy and ask for a physic now. “Hello, may I have a physic, please?” I can just imagine the pharmacist’s face. 🙂