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eye·wash

 (ī′wŏsh′, ī′wôsh′)
n.
1. A solution, medicated or nonmedicated, applied as a cleanser for the eyes.
2. Informal Actions or remarks intended to conceal the facts of a situation.
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eyewash

(ˈaɪˌwɒʃ)
n
1. (Medicine) a mild solution for applying to the eyes for relief of irritation, etc
2. informal nonsense; rubbish
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eye•wash

(ˈaɪˌwɒʃ, ˈaɪˌwɔʃ)

n.
1. Also called collyrium. a soothing solution applied locally to the eye.
2. nonsense; bunk.
[1865–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyewash - lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyeseyewash - 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"
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Translations

eyewash

[ˈaɪwɒʃ] N (Med) → colirio m
it's a lot of eyewash!¡es puro cuento!
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eyewash

[ˈaɪwɒʃ] n
bain m d'œil
(fig) (= nonsense) → frime f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

eyewash

[ˈaɪˌwɒʃ] n (liquid) → collirio (fam) (nonsense) → balle fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

eyewash

n colirio, gotas para los ojos
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ISLAMABAD -- Former Senate chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday said that the decision to re-examine the rules of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is merely an eyewash and won't serve any purpose in making the institution more professional.
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ISLAMABAD -- The opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has declared the formation of a commission by Prime Minister Imran Khan on the Reko Diq issue 'mere eyewash', saying that those responsible for the fiasco are at present holding key positions in the government.
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'This is not only tax evasion, but the department fears that the rice business is just eyewash and is most probably being done in order to launder money outside the country,' a senior official at the Regional Tax Office (RTO) Peshawar revealed.
Unfortunately, all above-cited tall claims seem mere eyewash. As, all the policies of GB would be only PM-centric.
With a variety of roles being carried out in the great outdoors involving fuels, lubricants, chemicals and agrochemicals, spill control and containment specialist EMPTEEZY says it has expanded its range of portable eyewash solutions designed to protect those working without day-to-day facilities.
TMA's of Alpuri and Purna Tehsils used the names of contractors as eyewash embezzled, more than 100 Million through fake accounts and fake bills.
Michael Marchese and Jeff McCra, NSCS Supply Management instructors, stood up the new HAZMAT office and stowage area, encompassing various HAZMAT containers, educational charts, a flammables locker, an eyewash station, a spill kit, and a HAZMAT officer's workspace.
MUSLIM WOMEN organisations and aggrieved petitioners before the Supreme Court have rejected the All India Muslim Personal Law Board's move to issue a circular to qazis countrywide to discourage the practice of triple talaq -- terming it as an " eyewash" and " useless exercise".
Integral flow control also allows for emergency shower head and eyewash use simultaneously and with maximum effectiveness.