1. any of various cosmetic preparations that are applied to the skin;
2. liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin;
- Example: "a lotion for dry skin"
[syn: lotion, application]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lotion \Lo"tion\, n. [L. lotio, fr. lavare, lotum, to wash: cf. F. lotion. See Lave to wash.] 1. A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of rendering it fair. [1913 Webster] 2. A liquid preparation for bathing the skin, or an injured or diseased part, either for a medicinal purpose, or for improving its appearance. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
73 Moby Thesaurus words for "lotion": Florida water, abstergent, after-shave lotion, balm, balsam, bay rum, brilliantine, cathartic, cerate, chrism, cleaner, cleaning agent, cleaning solvent, cleanser, cleansing cream, cold cream, collyrium, cologne, cologne water, cream, demulcent, dentifrice, depurant, detergent, diuretic, eau de Cologne, eau de jasmin, eau de lavande, eau de rose, embrocation, emetic, emollient, enema, eye-lotion, eyewash, eyewater, face cream, hand lotion, holystone, inunction, inunctum, lanolin, lavender water, lenitive, liniment, mouthwash, nard, nauseant, oil, ointment, pomade, pomatum, pumice stone, purgative, purge, purifier, rinse, rose water, salve, shampoo, soap, solvent, soothing syrup, spikenard, synthetic detergent, toilet water, tooth powder, toothpaste, unction, unguent, unguentum, vulnerary, wash