touched

[ tuhcht ]
/ tʌtʃt /

adjective

moved; stirred: They were very touched by your generosity.
slightly crazy; unbalanced: touched in the head.

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Origin of touched

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at touch, -ed2

Definition for touched (2 of 2)

Origin of touch

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English to(u)chen < Old French tochier < Vulgar Latin *toccāre to knock, strike, touch, of expressive orig.; (noun) partly continuing Middle English touche state or act of touching < Old French, derivative of tochier, partly derivative of the v.

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British Dictionary definitions for touched (1 of 2)

touched
/ (tʌtʃt) /

adjective (postpositive)

moved to sympathy or emotion; affected
showing slight insanity

British Dictionary definitions for touched (2 of 2)

touch
/ (tʌtʃ) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of touch

touchable, adjectivetouchableness, nountoucher, nountouchless, adjective

Word Origin for touch

C13: from Old French tochier, from Vulgar Latin toccāre (unattested) to strike, ring (a bell), probably imitative of a tapping sound
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Medical definitions for touched

touch
[ tŭch ]

n.

The physiological sense by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body.
Digital examination.

Other words from touch

touch•a•ble adj.
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Idioms and Phrases with touched

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