eyewash

[ ahy-wosh, ahy-wawsh ]
/ ˈaɪˌwɒʃ, ˈaɪˌwɔʃ /

noun

Also called collyrium. Pharmacology. a solution applied locally to the eye for irrigation or administering medication.
Informal. nonsense; bunk.

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Origin of eyewash

First recorded in 1865–70; eye + wash
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British Dictionary definitions for eyewash

eyewash
/ (ˈaɪˌwɒʃ) /

noun

a mild solution for applying to the eyes for relief of irritation, etc
informal nonsense; rubbish
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Medical definitions for eyewash

eyewash
[ īwŏsh′ ]

n.

A soothing solution for bathing or medicating the eye.
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