Definition of lotion in English:

lotion

noun

mass noun
  • A thick, smooth liquid preparation designed to be applied to the skin for medicinal or cosmetic purposes.

    ‘itching can be relieved with calamine lotion or antihistamine tablets’
    count noun ‘cleansing lotions were displayed in simple bottles’
    • ‘Various preparations such as lotions, gels, creams and ointments are available to suit the different areas to be treated.’
    • ‘Surgical removal of lesions is usually only considered if other treatments such as medicines or creams and lotions are not an option.’
    • ‘Use creams, ointments, or lotion many times throughout the day to keep the skin soft.’
    • ‘He also stresses the importance of keeping the skin lubricated with creams or lotions.’
    • ‘If hands are washed during the period of treatment, then the cream or lotion should be reapplied.’
    • ‘Keep your skin moisturized using creams and lotions designed to prevent stretch marks.’
    • ‘The nurses can give your child medicine to make them feel better and lotion for their dry skin.’
    • ‘She had remarkably soft skin, he noticed, and wondered what type of lotion she used.’
    • ‘They can be applied directly to the skin as lotions, creams or ointments.’
    • ‘Sometimes jaundice causes itching which can be treated with preparations such as calamine lotion.’
    • ‘The best time to put on lotion is after your shower, when your skin is all dewy and your pores are open.’
    • ‘Doctors treat scabies by prescribing a medicated cream or lotion to kill the mites.’
    • ‘Does the manufacturer recommend compatible lotions or skin moisturizers?’
    • ‘Hydrocortisone creams and lotions may soothe your skin and relieve itching.’
    • ‘Different skin creams and lotions may be more effective on dry, oily or sensitive skin.’
    • ‘I went back to my hotel to apply lotion liberally to my sunburnt skin.’
    • ‘Use lotion or creams to soften and heal your skin if it becomes dry and cracked.’
    • ‘A lotion applied while the skin is still wet will seal in the moisture.’
    • ‘Most corticosteroids are available as solutions, lotions, creams and ointments.’
    • ‘Sally, my wife, would rub my arm with lotion and baby oil to make the skin look alive again.’
    ointment, cream, salve, balm, rub, emollient, moisturizer, lubricant, unguent, liniment, embrocation, poultice
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin lotio(n-), from lot- ‘washed’, from the verb lavare.

Pronunciation

lotion

/ˈləʊʃ(ə)n/