A liquid preparation used, as on the skin, for cleansing, soothing, healing, etc.
Webster's New World
(archaic) A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of beautification.
To cover or treat with a lotion.
Other Word Forms of Lotion
Origin of Lotion
Middle English locion from Old French lotion from Latin lōtiō lōtiōn- a washing from lōtus past participle of lavere to wash leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin lotio (“a washing"), from lavo (“to wash"); see lave.
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