from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A solution, medicated or nonmedicated, applied as a cleanser for the eyes.
  • noun Informal Actions or remarks intended to conceal the facts of a situation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A medicated water for the eyes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See eyewater.

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

  • noun countable, uncountable A soothing medicated lotion for the eyes
  • noun uncountable, slang nonsense; flattery; pretentiousness.
  • noun uncountable, slang A means of creating a deceptively favourable impression of something or someone; something for appearance only.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes


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eye +‎ wash



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