Physician


Physician
Physician Phy*si"cian, n. [OE. fisician, fisicien, OF. physucien, a physician, in F., a natural philosopher, an experimentalist in physics. See {Physic}.] 1. A person skilled in physic, or the art of healing; one duty authorized to prescribe remedies for, and treat, diseases; a doctor of medicine. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, figuratively, one who ministers to moral diseases; as, a physician of the soul. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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