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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOTION

He was carrying, insecurely, a jug of poppy-head and camomile, which had been prescribed as a lotion.

I can only rebandage it again, and give you a lotion to pour over it, from time to time.

I should hope so,” replied I; “what is it you require—a lotion, or an embrocation?

Although we got a lotion to rub on our hands and faces it did not prevent them from biting.

When Kuratchka had the toothache, Nachman gave him a lotion.

Volatile or fixed alcali as a lotion on the spine, or essential oils.

It was swelled and painful; he ordered it to be sponged with hot water, and then some lotion was put on.

In India Dr. Kirkpatrick has used it as a lotion in impetigo.

We will just have a few inches cut off, and get a lotion to rub in to help the growth.

I'll have a look at that lotion before I go to bed to-night.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, loscion, from Old French lotion (14c.), from Latin lotionem (nominative lotio) "a washing," from lotus, popular form of lautus, past participle of lavere "to wash" (see lave). As a verb, from 1817. Related: Lotioned; lotioning.

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