Share this entry

Share this page

lotion

Syllabification: lo·tion
Pronunciation: /ˈlōSH(ə)n
 
/

Definition of lotion in English:

noun

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

Origin

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

Definition of lotion in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?