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Noun: petting  pe-ting
  1. Affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
    - caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, snuggling, first base [US, informal]
Verb: pet (petted,petting)  pet
  1. Stroke or caress gently
    "pet the lamb"
  2. Stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking

Derived forms: pettings

Type of: arousal, caress, fondle, foreplay, stimulation

Encyclopedia: Petting, Germany