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Physic, subst. 1) a remedy for a disease: Lucr. 901. Sonn. 34, 9. 147, 8. Pilgr. 180. Meas. IV, 6, 7. LLL I, 1, 235. As III, 2, 376. All's II, 1, 188. III, 1, 19. Tw. II, 3, 188. Wint. I, 2, 200. John V, 2, 21 “(for the health and p. of our right).” H4B I, 1, 137. IV, 5, 14. H6A III, 1, 147. H8 I, 3, 36. III, 2, 40. IV, 2, 122. V, 3, 27. Cor. III, 1, 154. III, 2, 33. Tit. IV, 2, 162. Tim. III, 6, 110. Mcb. V, 3, 47. Hml. III, 3, 96. Lr. III, 4, 33 “(take p.).” Per. I, 1, 72. IV, 6, 105.
2) the art of healing diseases: “doctor of p.” Wiv. III, 1, 4 (Evans' speech). “would that do it good? My p. says Ay,” LLL II, 188. “both our remedies within thy help and holy p. lies,” Rom. II, 3, 52. “thy sacred p. shall receive such pay,” Per. V, 1, 74. “I ever have studied p.” III, 2, 32. Abstr. pro concr., == physicians: “the sceptre, learning, p., must all follow this and come to dust,” Cymb. IV, 2, 268.
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