calamine lotion

UK [ˈkæləmaɪn ˌləʊʃ(ə)n] / US [ˈkæləmaɪn ˌloʊʃ(ə)n] noun [uncountable]
a pink liquid that you put on sore skin to make it feel better

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  • calamine lotion — noun a lotion consisting of a liquid preparation containing calamine; used to treat itching or mild skin irritations • Hypernyms: ↑lotion, ↑application • Substance Meronyms: ↑hemimorphite, ↑calamine …   Useful english dictionary

  • calamine lotion — [USP] a preparation of calamine with zinc oxide, glycerin, bentonite magma, and calcium hydroxide topical solution, used as a topical skin protectant …   Medical dictionary

  • calamine lotion — cal|a|mine lo|tion [ˈkæləmaın ˌləuʃən US ˌlou ] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: calamine mineral from which zinc is obtained 1500 1600 French, from Medieval Latin calamina, from Latin cadmia, from Greek, from kadmeios of Thebes, city in ancient… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • calamine lotion — cal|a|mine lo|tion [ kæləmaın ,louʃn ] noun uncount a pink liquid that you put on sore skin to make it feel better …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • calamine lotion — noun (U) a pink liquid for sore, itchy or sunburnt (sunburn) skin …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • phenolated calamine lotion — [USP] a mixture of calamine lotion and liquefied phenol, used as a topical skin protectant …   Medical dictionary

  • calamine ointment — calamine lotion, calamine ointment or calamine powder noun A soothing lotion, ointment or powder for the skin, containing zinc carbonate mixed with ferric oxide • • • Main Entry: ↑calamine …   Useful english dictionary

  • calamine powder — calamine lotion, calamine ointment or calamine powder noun A soothing lotion, ointment or powder for the skin, containing zinc carbonate mixed with ferric oxide • • • Main Entry: ↑calamine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Calamine (disambiguation) — Calamine has different meanings, depending on the context:* Calamine, a pinkish powder used in calamine lotion * Calamine (mineral), a historic name for a zinc mineral * Calamine brass, an early method of making brass, by reacting copper metal… …   Wikipedia

  • Calamine (mineral) — This article is about calamine in mineralogy. For calamine used in calamine lotion, see calamine, for other uses of the word, see calamine (disambiguation). Calamine is a historic name for an ore of zinc. The name calamine was derived from the… …   Wikipedia

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