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lotion

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noun lo·tion \ˈlō-shən\

Medical Definition of lotion

  1. 1:  a liquid usually aqueous medicinal preparation containing one or more insoluble substances and applied externally for skin disorders

  2. 2:  a liquid cosmetic preparation usually containing a cleansing, softening, or astringent agent and applied to the skin <hand lotion> <aftershave lotion>





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