Meaning of “calamine” in the English Dictionary

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"calamine" in British English

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calaminenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkæl.ə.maɪn/ us /ˈkæl.ə.maɪn/ also calamine lotion

Examples from literature

  • A little calamine ointment, to which was added one-eighth part of mercurial ointment, was then tried, and considerable benefit immediately experienced. 
  • The after-treatment consisted simply of fresh dry dressings—copper, sulphate, zinc sulphate, and calamine, equal parts—applied every third or fourth day, after first bathing the feet in a shallow tub of warm antiseptic water. 

(Definition of “calamine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)