Pronunciation: (fiz'ik), [key]
—n., v., -icked, -ick•ing.
1. a medicine that purges; cathartic; laxative.
2. any medicine; a drug or medicament.
3. Archaic.the medical art or profession.
4. Obs.See natural science.
1. to treat with or act upon as a physic or medicine.
2. to work upon as a medicine does; relieve or cure.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.