Lotion meaning

lōshən
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A protective or restorative liquid or cream applied to the skin.
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A protective or restorative liquid or cream applied to the skin.
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A liquid preparation used, as on the skin, for cleansing, soothing, healing, etc.
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A low- to medium-viscosity topical preparation intended for application to unbroken skin.
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(archaic) A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of beautification.
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To cover or treat with a lotion.
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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.

    From Wiktionary