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Definition 1: a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for physic in the sense of this definition

(physic is a kind of ...) (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

(... is a kind of physic ) a purgative made from the leaves of aloe

(... is a kind of physic ) a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plant; used in paint and varnish as well as medically

(... is a kind of physic ) (used with a singular noun) hydrated magnesium sulfate used as a laxative

(... is a kind of physic ) a mild cathartic

(... is a kind of physic ) purgative consisting of a milky white liquid suspension of magnesium hydroxide; used as a laxative and (in smaller doses) as an antacid

(... is a kind of physic ) an effervescing salt containing sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt and tartaric acid; used as a cathartic

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