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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