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An insoluble white solid used as a pigment and in medicinal ointments.
- ‘Your doctor might have you use antihistamine pills, a steroid cream, calamine lotion, or zinc oxide cream.’
- ‘For many parents it is more practical to buy a nonprescription diaper cream or ointment, like zinc oxide, to soothe and protect areas of skin that are prone to diaper rash.’
- ‘Sunblocks containing powdered titanium dioxide or zinc oxide dispersed in a base of petroleum jelly became available over 50 years ago.’
- ‘Physical sunblocks deflect light; they usually contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide and typically go on thick and white.’
- ‘People who react to standard sunscreens might look for a lotion containing physical blockers like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.