lotion

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noun lo·tion \ˈlō-shən\

Definition of lotion

  1. :  a liquid preparation for cosmetic or external medicinal use

Examples of lotion in a sentence

  1. a bottle of suntan lotion

Origin and Etymology of lotion

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


First Known Use: 15th century


LOTION Defined for English Language Learners

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noun lo·tion \ˈlō-shən\

Definition of lotion for English Language Learners

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


LOTION Defined for Kids

lotion

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noun lo·tion \ˈlō-shən\

Definition of lotion for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

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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