Definitions for eyewashˈaɪˌwɒʃ, ˈaɪˌwɔʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: Also called collyrium.
Origin of eyewash:
eye-lotion, eyewash, collyrium(noun)
lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes
A soothing medicated lotion for the eyes
nonsense; flattery; pretentiousness.
A means of creating a deceptively favourable impression of something or someone; something for appearance only.