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ca·ress / kəˈres/ • v. [tr.] touch or stroke gently or lovingly: she caressed the girl's forehead | fig. [as adj.] (caressing) the caressing warmth of the sun. • n. a gentle or loving touch. DERIVATIVES: ca·ress·ing·ly adv.

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caress

caress sb. XVII. — F. caresse — It. carezza :- Rom. *cāritia, f. cārus dear; see CHARITY, -ESS 2.
Hence, or — F. — It., caress vb. XVII.

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caress

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