Now, physicking off generally weakens us, instead of giving strength.
The physicking and shoeing is taken by contract, by one man.
But in most the type became worse, which may have been due to errors of regimen and physicking.
This physicking was continued for two long, long days, and then I began slowly to recover.
Victualling and physicking are very good things, but must be done in season.
Sometimes they pine and fall into a slow consumption, we nursing, cockering, and physicking them to the last.
What time the doctor had to spare from physicking, I have said he devoted to farming and to fox-hunting.
Firstly, then, I strongly object to physicking, and think it ought to be avoided when possible.
Neuropaths invariably contract the habit of physicking themselves, and taking patent foods and drugs which are valueless.
Our minds are cleverer than we think them, and not only cats have an instinct for physicking themselves.
c.1300, fysike, "art of healing, medical science," also "natural science" (c.1300), from Old French fisike "natural science, art of healing" (12c.) and directly from Latin physica (fem. singular of physicus) "study of nature," from Greek physike (episteme) "(knowledge) of nature," from fem. of physikos "pertaining to nature," from physis "nature," from phyein "to bring forth, produce, make to grow" (cf. phyton "growth, plant," phyle "tribe, race," phyma "a growth, tumor") from PIE root *bheue- "to be exist, grow" (see be). Spelling with ph- attested from late 14c. (see ph). As a noun, "medicine that acts as a laxative," 1610s. The verb meaning "to dose with medicine" is attested from late 14c.
physic phys·ic (fĭz'ĭk)
A medicine or drug, especially a cathartic.