from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medicated liquid for external application.
- n. Any of various externally applied cosmetic liquids.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A low- to medium-viscosity topical preparation intended for application to unbroken skin.
- n. A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of beautification.
- v. To cover or treat with a lotion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of rendering it fair.
- n. A liquid preparation for bathing the skin, or an injured or diseased part, either for a medicinal purpose, or for improving its appearance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A washing; particularly, a washing of the skin.
- n. A fluid preparation, wash, or cosmetic applied to the skin, especially the skin of the face, for the purpose of rendering it smooth, soft, or fair.
- n. In pharmacy, a liquid holding in solution various medicinal substances, applied externally to stimulate action, to relieve pain, etc.
- n. Drink (humorously conceived as a ‘wash’ or ‘remedy’).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
- n. any of various cosmetic preparations that are applied to the skin
Middle English locion, from Old French lotion, from Latin lōtiō, lōtiōn-, a washing, from lōtus, past participle of lavere, to wash; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lotio ("a washing"), from lavo ("to wash"); see lave. (Wiktionary)