See also: Lotion

English

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Etymology

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From Middle English locion, borrowed from Latin lōtiō, lōtiōnem (a washing), from lavō (to wash); see lave. Doublet of lavation.

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Noun

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lotion (usually uncountable, plural lotions)

  1. A low- to medium-viscosity topical preparation intended for application to unbroken skin.
    sun-tan lotion
  2. (archaic) A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of beautification.

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Descendants

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  • Swahili: losheni

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  • cream (generally thicker than a lotion)

Verb

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lotion (third-person singular simple present lotions, present participle lotioning, simple past and past participle lotioned)

  1. (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.

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Anagrams

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French

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin lotiōnem.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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lotion f (plural lotions)

  1. lotion

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Swedish

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Noun

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lotion c

  1. lotion
    Smörj in mig med lotion
    Put lotion on me

Declension

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Declension of lotion 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lotion lotionen lotioner lotionerna
Genitive lotions lotionens lotioners lotionernas

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