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Noun: caressing  ku're-sing
  1. Affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
    - cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, snuggling, first base [US]
Verb: caress  ku'res
  1. Touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
    "He caressed her face";
    - fondle

Derived forms: caressings

Type of: arousal, foreplay, stimulation, stroke

Encyclopedia: Caressing

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