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cal·a·mine

 (kăl′ə-mīn′, -mĭn)
n.
2. A pink, odorless, tasteless powder of zinc oxide with a small amount of ferric oxide, dissolved in mineral oils and used in skin lotions.
3. An alloy composed of lead, tin, and zinc.

[French, from Medieval Latin calamīna, alteration of Latin cadmīa; see cadmium.]

calamine

(ˈkæləˌmaɪn)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a pink powder consisting of zinc oxide and ferric oxide, (iron(III) oxide), used medicinally in the form of soothing lotions or ointments
2. (Minerals) US another name for smithsonite, hemimorphite
[C17: from Old French, from Medieval Latin calamīna, from Latin cadmīa; see cadmium]

cal•a•mine

(ˈkæl əˌmaɪn, -mɪn)

n.
a pink powder consisting of zinc oxide and about 0.5 percent ferric oxide, used in ointments, lotions, or the like, for the treatment of skin eruptions.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin calamīna, unexplained alter. of Latin cadmia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calamine - a white mineral; a common ore of zinc
calamine lotion - a lotion consisting of a liquid preparation containing calamine; used to treat itching or mild skin irritations
atomic number 48, cadmium, Cd - a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Translations

calamine

[ˈkæləmaɪn] N (also calamine lotion) → (loción f de) calamina f

calamine

nGalmei m

cal·a·mine

n. calamina, antiséptico astringente secante que se usa en afecciones de la piel.

calamine

n calamina
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If the area is swollen, itchy or red, apply calamine lotion.
It usually clears up within four weeks, and symptoms can be alleviated by wearing loose-fitting clothing, keeping the rash area clean to avoid infection, and using calamine lotion.
AcneFree Drying Lotion's clear solution contains 1% salicylic acid that unclogs pores, and a pink sediment contains soothing calamine to calm the treated area and cover it overnight.