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Meaning of caress

ca•ress

Pronunciation: (ku-res'), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or gesture expressing affection, as an embrace or kiss, esp. a light stroking or touching.
—v.t.
  1. to touch or pat gently to show affection.
  2. to touch, stroke, etc., lightly, as if in affection: The breeze caressed the trees.
  3. to treat with favor, kindness, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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