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caressing

[ kuh-res-ing ]
/ kəˈrɛs ɪŋ /
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adjective
gently touching, patting, or stroking a person or thing to show affection:She stroked my face—temple, cheek, chin, and then up the other side in a caressing, sweeping gesture.
touching or seeming to touch a person or thing lightly and in a way that calms or soothes:Over and over again, I repeated the figures until they became a caressing swash of sound inside my head and hummed me finally to sleep.
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OTHER WORDS FROM caressing

ca·ress·ing·ly, adverbun·ca·ress·ing, adjectiveun·ca·ress·ing·ly, adverb

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