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ˈkæl əˌmaɪn, -mɪncalamine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hemimorphite, calaminenoun

    a white mineral; a common ore of zinc


  1. calaminenoun

    A pale pink powdered form of zinc oxide used in skin lotions

    Etymology: calamine, calamina.

  2. calaminenoun

    The zinc silicate mineral hemimorphite

    Etymology: calamine, calamina.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calaminenoun

    a mineral, the hydrous silicate of zinc

    Etymology: [F. calamine, LL. calamina, fr. L. Cadmia. See Cadmia.]


  1. Calamine

    Calamine is either a mixture of [Zinc Oxide] with about 0.5% ferric oxide or a zinc carbonate compound. It is the main ingredient in calamine lotion and is used as an anti-pruritic to treat mild pruritic conditions such as sunburn, eczema, rashes, poison ivy, poison oak, chickenpox, and insect bites and stings. It is also used as a mild antiseptic to prevent infections that can be caused by scratching the affected area, and an astringent to dry weeping or oozing blisters and acne abscesses.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calamine

    kal′a-mīn, n. an ore consisting essentially of carbonate of zinc. [Fr.—Low L. calamina, most prob. from L. cadmia.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Calamine

    A mineral; zinc silicate; formula Zn2 Si 03, crystalline system, Orthorhombic; specific gravity, 3.16-3.9. The crystals often show strong pyroelectric properties.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calamine in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calamine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Sapna Westley:

    If you’re itchy in between applications, you can use calamine lotion.

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