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eyewitness

[n. ahy-wit-nis, ahy-wit-nis; v. ahy-wit-nis]
noun
1.
a person who actually sees some act, occurrence, or thing and can give a firsthand account of it: There were two eyewitnesses to the murder.
verb (used with object)
2.
to view with one's own eyes: to eyewitness a murder.

Origin:
1530–40; eye + witness

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eyewitness (ˈaɪˌwɪtnɪs)
 
n
a.  a person present at an event who can describe what happened
 b.  (as modifier): an eyewitness account

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eyewitness
1530s (n.), 1844 (v.), from eye + witness. Related: Eyewitnessed; eyewitnessing.
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