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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
  Scott. 
 
  Syn:  To  foundle;  embrace;  pet;  coddle;  court;  flatter. 
 
  Usage:  {Caress},  {Fondle}.  ``We  caress  by  words  or  actions; 
  we  fondle  by  actions  only.''  --Crabb. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caressing 
  adj  :  showing  love;  "caressive  words"  [syn:  {caressive}] 
  n  :  foreplay  without  contact  with  the  genital  organs  [syn:  {cuddling}, 
  {fondling},  {hugging},  {kissing},  {necking},  {petting}, 
  {smooching},  {snuggling}] 




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