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English Dictionary: caressing by the DICT Development Group
2 results for caressing
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
    Synonym(s): caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Caress \Ca*ress"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caressed}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Caressing}.] [F. caresser, fr. It. carezzare, fr. carezza
      caress. See {Caress}., n.]
      To treat with tokens of fondness, affection, or kindness; to
      touch or speak to in a loving or endearing manner; to fondle.
               The lady caresses the rough bloodhoun.   --Sir W.
      Syn: To foundle; embrace; pet; coddle; court; flatter.
      Usage: {Caress}, {Fondle}. [bd]We caress by words or actions;
                  we fondle by actions only.[b8] --Crabb.
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