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See also: Lotion
From Middle English locion, borrowed from Latin lōtiō, lōtiōnem (“a washing”), from lavō (“to wash”); see lave. Doublet of lavation.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈloʊʃən/
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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈləʊʃən/
- Rhymes: -əʊʃən
lotion (usually uncountable, plural lotions)
- A low- to medium-viscosity topical preparation intended for application to unbroken skin.
- sun-tan lotion
- (archaic) A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of beautification.
- → Swahili: losheni
ointment that one rubs on the skin
- cream (generally thicker than a lotion)
lotion (third-person singular simple present lotions, present participle lotioning, simple past and past participle lotioned)
- (transitive) To cover or treat with a lotion.
- 2005, Ryan Phillips, Fall from Grace, page 52:
- Grace lotions her arms and legs and joins him in the large walk-in closet where they change out of their clothes and into their pajamas—loose-fitting cotton bottoms for Mike and a lace-trimmed baby doll nightie for Grace.
- 2011, Jeanne Starr Gater, Bring Back Summertime, page 89:
- I would finish my daily ranging session by lotioning his legs, and lotioning and rubbing his feet.
- “lotion”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “lotion”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
lotion f (plural lotions)
- “lotion”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- Smörj in mig med lotion
- Put lotion on me
|Declension of lotion|
- fuktkräm (“moisturizing cream”)
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