[ tuhch-lis ]

  1. relating to or noting a device that begins to operate when it senses a person’s motion or presence, without needing to be touched: Put your pot or your hands under the touchless faucet and the water will turn on.

Origin of touchless

First recorded in 1610–20 in the sense “having no sense of touch,” and in 1925–30 for current senses; touch + -less

Words Nearby touchless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use touchless in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for touchless


/ (ˈtʌtʃlɪs) /

  1. describing an electronic device which can be controlled by gesture or sound and does not require the user to touch a keypad, screen, etc

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