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[ahy-waw-ter, ahy-wot-er]
noun Archaic.
  1. natural tears or a watery discharge from the eye.
  2. a lotion for the eyes.
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Origin of eyewater

First recorded in 1580–90; eye + water
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Examples from the Web for eyewater

Historical Examples

  • I do not recommend its use as eyewater, though an old farmer assures me it has undoubted virtues when thus applied.

    In the Catskills

    John Burroughs