Physic vs Emetic - What's the difference?

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Physic is a related term of emetic.


As adjectives the difference between physic and emetic

is that physic is relating to or concerning existent materials; physical while emetic is (medicine) causing nausea and vomiting.

As nouns the difference between physic and emetic

is that physic is (countable) a medicine or drug, especially a cathartic or purgative while emetic is an agent that induces vomiting.

As a verb physic

is to cure or heal; to treat or administer medicine, especially to purge.

physic

English

Alternative forms

* physick (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Relating to or concerning existent materials; physical.
  • Noun

  • (countable) A medicine or drug, especially a cathartic or purgative.
  • (uncountable) The art or profession of healing disease; medicine.
  • (obsolete) A physician.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Derived terms

    * physician

    Verb

  • To cure or heal; to treat or administer medicine, especially to purge.
  • emetic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * emetick (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (medicine) causing nausea and vomiting
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • an agent that induces vomiting
  • Synonyms

    * (an agent that induces vomiting) vomitive, vomitory