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eyewitness

[ noun ahy-wit-nis, ahy-wit-nis; verb ahy-wit-nis ]
/ noun ˈaɪˌwɪt nɪs, ˈaɪˈwɪt nɪs; verb ˈaɪˌwɪt nɪs /
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noun
a person who actually sees some act, occurrence, or thing and can give a firsthand account of it: There were two eyewitnesses to the murder.
verb (used with object)
to view with one's own eyes: to eyewitness a murder.
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Origin of eyewitness

First recorded in 1530–40; eye + witness

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British Dictionary definitions for eyewitness

eyewitness
/ (ˈaɪˌwɪtnɪs) /

noun
  1. a person present at an event who can describe what happened
  2. (as modifier)an eyewitness account
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