lotion

noun lo·tion \ ˈlō-shən \

Definition of lotion

:a liquid preparation for cosmetic or external medicinal use

Examples of lotion in a Sentence

  1. a bottle of suntan lotion

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Origin and Etymology of lotion

Middle English loscion, from Latin lotion-, lotio act of washing, from lavere to wash — more at lye


LOTION Defined for English Language Learners

lotion

noun

Definition of lotion for English Language Learners

  • : a liquid that is rubbed onto your skin or hair


LOTION Defined for Kids

lotion

noun lo·tion \ ˈlō-shən \

Definition of lotion for Students

:a creamy liquid preparation used on the skin especially for healing or as a cosmetic

Medical Dictionary

lotion

noun lo·tion \ ˈlō-shən \

medical Definition of lotion

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