• WordNet 3.6
    • n lotion any of various cosmetic preparations that are applied to the skin
    • n lotion liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin "a lotion for dry skin"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year
    • Lotion A liquid preparation for bathing the skin, or an injured or diseased part, either for a medicinal purpose, or for improving its appearance.
    • Lotion A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of rendering it fair.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Jergens Lotion was created by Andrew Jergens, a former lumberjack, in 1880.
    • n lotion A washing; particularly, a washing of the skin.
    • n lotion A fluid preparation, wash, or cosmetic applied to the skin, especially the skin of the face, for the purpose of rendering it smooth, soft, or fair.
    • n lotion In pharmacy, a liquid holding in solution various medicinal substances, applied externally to stimulate action, to relieve pain, etc.
    • n lotion Drink (humorously conceived as a ‘wash’ or ‘remedy’).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only about 30 percent of teenage males consistently apply sun protection lotion when going poolside, compared to 46 percent of female teens.
    • n Lotion lō′shun a liquid preparation for healing or cleansing any diseased or bruised part.
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  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. lotio, fr. lavare, lotum, to wash: cf. F. lotion,. See Lave to wash
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—lavāre lotum, to wash.


In literature:

If it isn't bathed with my lotion it will go on swelling, and be more discoloured still.
"Glyn Severn's Schooldays" by George Manville Fenn
We will risk your aunt giving some poor woman a lotion to take instead of a draught.
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
He ordered a healing lotion for the arm; he also felt the pulse of the little patient.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Avoid patent tooth washes and lotions.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
When Kuratchka had the toothache, Nachman gave him a lotion.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
There was an array of bottles, vials, jars, lotions, creams, scents on her bureau.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
Next came a lame old man, who received a bottle of lotion.
"One Snowy Night" by Emily Sarah Holt
He washed the wound carefully with this strange lotion, making it penetrate well in, and recommended me not to touch it.
"My Friends the Savages" by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
We'll have to enforce the rules for insect lotion at all times.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
The lotion is at a suitable temperature if the finger can be comfortably held in it.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles

In poetry:

And from everything a little remains.
Oh, open the bottles of lotion
and smoother
the cruel, unbearable odor of memory.
"Residue" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Make an infallible motion, call back
chilly winds pouring out of pitchers
a flamelike lotion.
'tis night today, and I wake before I ripen
in the mirrors of your tears.
"Night" by Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski
Addressing the lad, who's gone to the bad —
His false-teeth full of emotion,
He says, " Will you promise to give up the drink,
Or must you keep on with the lotion ?”
"The Prodigal Son (or The Morning After!)" by T W Connor
Singing bandages and lint; salve and cerate without stint,
Singing plenty both of liniment and lotion,
And your mixtures pushed about, and the pills for you served out,
With alacrity and promptitude of motion.
"Nightingale's Song to the Sick Soldier" by Anonymous British

In news:

This is the season for lotions .
Wait a minute, all seasons are seasons for women to take the cruise on the Rub It In Cruise Line on the Lotion Ocean.
0This kid-approved lotion is so addictive even grown-ups (like Halle Berry and Katie Holmes) reach for it.
Think of it like lotion for lips with a creamy orange flavor made from real oranges.
"Oil-based or petroleum-based lubricants like mineral oil or massage lotion can destroy condoms , making them more likely to break," says sexologist and sexuality educator Megan Andelloux.
I do use lotion and I wear gloves to protect them, but it's awful tough this time of year.
They do not respond to any crack creams or lotions.
Tis the season to slather on tanning lotion and roast in the sun.
More sun tan lotion, please.
More than 70 companies will have free food samples and items for purchase, such as soy candles and agricultural-based soap and lotions.
Make Your Own Lotion Bars.
Head Lice and Ivermectin Lotion.
I found that making the lotion was surprisingly fun.
It makes about a half cup of lotion.
Claire finds a recipe for hard lotion and makes molded lotion bars to give as Christmas presents.