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eye +‎ drop

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eyedrop (plural eyedrops)

  1. (medicine) Medicine to be administered to the eyes.
  2. (poetic) A tear.
    • 1597, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, IV. v. 88:
      My lord, I found the prince in the next room, / Washing with kindly tears his gentle cheeks, / With such a deep demeanour in great sorrow / That tyranny, which never quaff'd but blood, / Would, by beholding him, have wash'd his knife / With gentle eye-drops. He is coming hither.

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