Definitions of lotion
  1. noun
    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
    astringent, toner
    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)
  2. noun
    liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
    “a lotion for dry skin”
    synonyms: application
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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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