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Webster 1913 Edition


Lotion

Lo′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
lotio
, fr.
lavare
,
lotum
, to wash: cf. F.
lotion
. See
Lave
to wash.]
1.
A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of rendering it fair.
2.
A liquid preparation for bathing the skin, or an injured or diseased part, either for a medicinal purpose, or for improving its appearance.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lotion

LO'TION

,
Noun.
[L. lotio, from lavo, to wash.]
1.
A washing; particularly, a washing of the skin for the purpose of rendering it fair.
2.
A liquid preparation for washing some part of the body, to cleanse it of fourlness or deformity.
3.
In pharmacy, a preparation of medicines, by washing them in some liquid, to remove foreign substances, impurities, &c.

Definition 2022


lotion

lotion

English

Noun

lotion (usually uncountable, plural lotions)

  1. A low- to medium-viscosity topical preparation intended for application to unbroken skin.
  2. (archaic) A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of beautification.

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See also

  • cream (generally a bit thicker than a lotion)

Verb

lotion (third-person singular simple present lotions, present participle lotioning, simple past and past participle lotioned)

  1. (transitive) To cover or treat with a lotion.
    • 2005, Ryan Phillips, Fall from Grace (page 52)
      Grace lotions her arms and legs and joins him in the large walk-in closet where they change out of their clothes and into their pajamas—loose-fitting cotton bottoms for Mike and a lace-trimmed baby doll nightie for Grace.
    • 2011, Jeanne Starr Gater, Bring Back Summertime (page 89)
      I would finish my daily ranging session by lotioning his legs, and lotioning and rubbing his feet.