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.