verb (used without object), os·cu·lat·ed, os·cu·lat·ing.
verb (used with object), os·cu·lat·ed, os·cu·lat·ing.
Origin of osculate
Examples from the Web for osculatory
Historical Examples of osculatory
But up to that time we had kept the osculatory incident a profound secret.More Tish
Mary Roberts Rinehart
But so far the osculatory experiment has proved a dire failure.Born Again
At Low Mass it is omitted, or given with what is called an osculatory or Pax.
In making a list of the company, we can leave out the widower altogether, because he took no part in the osculatory exercise.The Canterbury Puzzles
Henry Ernest Dudeney
The usual circular, hieroglyphic and osculatory invitation appears at the lower left-hand corner.
Word Origin for osculate
"to kiss," 1650s, from Latin osculatus, past participle of osculari "to kiss," from osculum "a kiss; pretty mouth, sweet mouth," literally "little mouth," diminutive of os "mouth" (see oral). Related: Osculated; osculating.