calamine

noun
cal·​a·​mine | \ ˈka-lə-ˌmīn How to pronounce calamine (audio) , -mən \

Definition of calamine

: a mixture of zinc oxide with a small amount of ferric oxide used in lotions, liniments, and ointments

Examples of calamine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The medicine cabinet, crammed with baby aspirin, calamine lotion, and viscous bottles of rose-water-glycerine. Longreads, 20 Apr. 2022 The items in question include the Reader's Choice Award-winning Drying Lotion, which uses a potent dose of redness-reducing calamine, salicylic acid, and bacteria-fighting sulfur to shrink and heal active breakouts overnight. Sarah Han, Allure, 6 Aug. 2021 The items in question include the Reader's Choice Award-winning Drying Lotion, which uses a potent dose of redness-reducing calamine, salicylic acid, and bacteria-fighting sulfur to shrink and heal active breakouts overnight. Sarah Han, Allure, 6 Aug. 2021 The items in question include the Reader's Choice Award-winning Drying Lotion, which uses a potent dose of redness-reducing calamine, salicylic acid, and bacteria-fighting sulfur to shrink and heal active breakouts overnight. Sarah Han, Allure, 6 Aug. 2021 The items in question include the Reader's Choice Award-winning Drying Lotion, which uses a potent dose of redness-reducing calamine, salicylic acid, and bacteria-fighting sulfur to shrink and heal active breakouts overnight. Sarah Han, Allure, 6 Aug. 2021 There’s no shortage of acne treatments on the market, but Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion – despite launching way back in 1967 – firmly remains the gold standard with a proprietary blend of salicylic acid, calamine, and sulfur. Katie Chang, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 The items in question include the Reader's Choice Award-winning Drying Lotion, which uses a potent dose of redness-reducing calamine, salicylic acid, and bacteria-fighting sulfur to shrink and heal active breakouts overnight. Sarah Han, Allure, 6 Aug. 2021 The items in question include the Reader's Choice Award-winning Drying Lotion, which uses a potent dose of redness-reducing calamine, salicylic acid, and bacteria-fighting sulfur to shrink and heal active breakouts overnight. Sarah Han, Allure, 6 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of calamine

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calamine

Middle English calamyn ore of zinc, from Medieval Latin calamina, alteration of Latin cadmia — more at cadmium

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3 May 2022

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“Calamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calamine. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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calamine

noun
cal·​a·​mine | \ ˈka-lə-ˌmīn How to pronounce calamine (audio) \

Kids Definition of calamine

: a skin lotion used especially to reduce itching (as from an insect bite or poison ivy)

calamine

noun
cal·​a·​mine | \ ˈkal-ə-ˌmīn, -mən How to pronounce calamine (audio) \

Medical Definition of calamine

: a mixture of zinc oxide or zinc carbonate with a small amount of ferric oxide that is used in lotions, liniments, and ointments

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