Definition of Eye-drop

1. Noun. A drop from an eye dropper.

Exact synonyms: Eyedrop
Generic synonyms: Drib, Driblet, Drop



2. Noun. A method of irrigating the eye used by ophthalmologists.

Definition of Eye-drop

1. Noun. (poetic) a tear ¹

2. Noun. (in the plural) a saline liquid, used to administer medication to the eye ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eye-drop

eyalets
eyas
eyases
eyasmusket
eyasmuskets
eye-beaming
eye-candy
eye-catcher
eye-catching
eye-closure pupil reaction
eye-closure reflex
eye-deceiving
eye-drop (current term)
eye-drops
eye-ear plane
eye-hand coordination
eye-lotion
eye-opener
eye-openers
eye-opening
eye-popping
eye-strain
eye-tooth
eye-watering
eye-witness
eye-witnesses
eye M.D.

Literary usage of Eye-drop

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1. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1884)
"A NEW FORM OF EYE DROP-BOTTLE. By H. MACNAUGHTON JONES, MD, M.Ch., FRCSI & E. The essential qualities in a good eye drop-bottle are—1. ..."

2. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"EYE-BALL, EYE-BEAM, EYE-BRIGHT, EYE-BRIGHTENING, ad). EYE-BROW, ns EYED, adj. eye-drop, n. ». EYER, EYE-GLANCE, EYE-GLASS, EYE-GLUTTING, adj. ..."

3. The Art of Dispensing: A Treatise on the Methods and Process Involved in by Chemist and Druggist (1891)
"They are frequently applied by dropping into the eye; when ordered, the dispenser should provide the patient with an eye-drop bottle, a small round bottle ..."

4. Renaissance Vision from Spectacles to Telescopes by Vincent Ilardi (2006)
"1283-1308), however, who in his popular major medical textbook, the Lilium medicinae (1303-05), prescribed an eye drop so powerful that the aged could read ..."

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