Origin of lotionMiddle English loscion from Classical Latin lotio (gen. lotionis) from lotus: see lotic
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(ə)- 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.