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touchless

[ tuhch-lis ]
/ ˈtʌtʃ lɪs /
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adjective

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.

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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
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British Dictionary definitions for touchless

touchless
/ (ˈtʌtʃlɪs) /

adjective

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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