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eyewash

Syllabification: eye·wash
Pronunciation: /ˈīˌwôSH
 
, ˈīˌwäSH
 
/

Definition of eyewash in English:

noun

1Cleansing solution for a person’s eye.
Example sentences
  • Lillie Tilley, who lives half a block from the fence line, gets eyewash by the boxful at the local dollar store.
  • The publisher of the Miami Herald, visiting New York, hands out eyewash and alcohol swabs, unloads trash bins, refills a huge coffee urn.
  • To make your own eyewash, simply dilute five drops of a tincture of goldenseal, an antibacterial herb, in warm water.
2 informal Insincere talk; nonsense: their rhetoric about reducing intrusive federal rules is so much eyewash
More example sentences
  • They assumed that this inquiry would be an eyewash and they would be let go scot free.
  • Ardent bikers feel that all the action in the two-wheeler market is only an eyewash.
  • In the past 18 years, there have been as many commissions, each one of them an eyewash.

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