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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Something that causes the eyes to open, or that opens the eyes, literally or figuratively.
  • noun A draught of strong liquor, especially one taken in the morning; a strong drink; a horn.
  • noun Information or an experience that enables one to comprehend what before he had failed to see the meaning of; that which gives one sudden discernment as to things with which he has to do: as, overhearing that remark proved an eye-opener to me.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An experience or event that reveals, enlightens, or informs; something that causes learning, revelation, realization, or increased awareness.
  • noun An alcoholic beverage consumed first thing in the morning. A euphemism used by those offering or consuming alcohol in the morning.

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