Definitions of lotion

n any of various cosmetic preparations that are applied to the skin

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after-shave, after-shave lotion
a fragrant lotion for a man's face after shaving
body lotion
lotion applied to the body after bathing
hand lotion
lotion used to soften the hands
a lotion for cleansing the skin and contracting the pores
bay rum
an aromatic liquid originally obtained by distilling the leaves of the bayberry tree with rum
Type of:
toilet articles, toiletry
artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)

n liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin

“a lotion for dry skin”
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black lotion, blackwash
a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
calamine lotion
a lotion consisting of a liquid preparation containing calamine; used to treat itching or mild skin irritations
collyrium, eye-lotion, eyewash
lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes
embrocation, liniment
a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
a lotion containing menthol which gives it the smell of mint
rubbing alcohol
lotion consisting of a poisonous solution of isopropyl alcohol or denatured ethanol alcohol for external use
witch hazel, wych hazel
lotion consisting of an astringent alcoholic solution containing an extract from the witch hazel plant
Type of:
curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic
a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

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