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col·lyr·i·um

 (kə-lîr′ē-əm)
n. pl. col·lyr·i·ums or col·lyr·i·a (-ē-ə)
A medicinal lotion applied to the eye; eyewash.

[Latin collȳrium, from Greek kollūrion, eye salve, poultice, diminutive of kollūrā, roll of bread.]

collyrium

(kɒˈlɪərɪəm)
n, pl -lyria (-ˈlɪərɪə) or -lyriums
(Medicine) a technical name for an eyewash1
[C16: from Latin, from Greek kollurion poultice, eye salve]

eye•wash

(ˈaɪˌwɒʃ, ˈaɪˌwɔʃ)

n.
1. Also called collyrium. a soothing solution applied locally to the eye.
2. nonsense; bunk.
[1865–70]

collyrium

an eyewash or other liquid preparation for the eyes. See also remedies.
See also: Eyes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collyrium - lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyescollyrium - lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes
lotion, application - liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin; "a lotion for dry skin"
Translations

col·lyr·i·um

n. colirio, medicamento aplicado a los ojos.
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On day of admission, either eye were subjected to collyrium of normal saline drops followed by instillation of a drop each of topical 4% Lignocaine hcl over both eyes.
A Brahman in order to preserve his energy and intellect must not look at women who apply collyrium to her eyes, one who is massaging her nude body or one who is delivering a child.
When necessary, direct ophthalmoscopy was performed with dilation of the pupil using tropicamide collyrium 1% and phenylephrine 10%.
In the title of the introductory lecture and essay, "The Uses of Great Men," "Uses" is more important than "Great," for "Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds"; some can "answer questions which I have not skill to put"; "great men are a collyrium [eyewash] to clear our eyes from egotism, and enable us to see other people and their works" (CW 4:4, 5, 15).