variants or less commonly eyedrops
: a medicated solution for the eyes that is applied in drops
usually singular and hyphenated when used before another noun
Most cases of chronic glaucoma are treated with eye-drop medications that reduce pressure in the eye.Oz Hopkins Koglin

Examples of eye drops in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eye drops was in 1762

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Cite this Entry

“Eye drops.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

eye drops

noun plural
variants also eyedrops
: a medicated solution for the eyes that is applied in drops
eye-drop adjective
or eyedrop
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