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Definition of "collyrium" [col•lyr•i•um]

  • A medicinal lotion applied to the eye; eyewash. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "collyrium" in a sentence
  • "Another method employed the substance called collyrium; this is a preparation of Bruttian pitch, bitumen, pounded glass, wax, and mastich."
  • "It is essential that scholars and the spiritually learned should undertake in all sincerity and purity of intent and for the sake of God alone, to counsel and exhort the masses and clarify their vision with that collyrium which is knowledge."
  • "Fading is the function of creativity, which is in turn the eternally unfolding collyrium, the necessarily"