Definition of lotion in English:


Line breaks: lo¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˈləʊʃ(ə)n


[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
More example sentences
  • Use creams, ointments, or lotion many times throughout the day to keep the skin soft.
  • 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.


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

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