a liquid preparation used, as on the skin, for cleansing, soothing, healing, etc.
Origin of lotionMiddle English loscion ; from Classical Latin lotio (gen. lotionis) ; from lotus: see lotic
A protective or restorative liquid or cream applied to the skin.
Origin of lotionMiddle English locion, from Old French lotion, from Latin lōtiō, lōtiōn-, a washing, from lōtus, past participle of lavere, to wash; see leu(&schwa;)- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural lotions)
(third-person singular simple present lotions, present participle lotioning, simple past and past participle lotioned)
- To cover or treat with a lotion.