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Verb: caress  ku'res
  1. Touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
    "He caressed her face";
    - fondle
Noun: caress  ku'res
  1. A gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)
    "he showered her with caresses"; "soft music was a fond caress"; "the caresses of the breeze played over his face"

Derived forms: caressing, caresses, caressed

Type of: stroke, stroking

Encyclopedia: Caress, West Virginia