adverb see caress II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • caressively — ca·ress·ive·ly …   English syllables

  • caressively — adverb see caressive …   Useful english dictionary

  • caressive — caressively, adv. /keuh res iv/, adj. 1. of the nature of or resembling a caress: caressive words; a caressive breeze. 2. characterized by or given to caresses. [1795 1805; CARESS + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • caress — I. transitive verb Etymology: French caresser, from Italian carezzare, from carezza Date: 1598 1. to treat with tokens of fondness, affection, or kindness ; cherish 2. a. to touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner b. to touch or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caress — [kə res′] vt. [Fr caresser < It carezzare; ult. < L carus, dear: see CHARITY] 1. to touch or stroke lovingly or gently; also, to embrace or kiss: often used figuratively, as of a voice or music 2. to treat kindly or affectionately n. an… …   English World dictionary

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