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Definition of "touching" []

  • Eliciting or capable of eliciting sympathy or tenderness. See Synonyms at moving. (adjective)
  • Concerning; about. (preposition)
  • Evoking or eliciting tender feelings (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • On the subject of; relating to (preposition)

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Use "touching" in a sentence
  • "Talking leads to touching, and _touching_ leads to sex."
  • "Note here: the advanced methods which worked are being defined as "child abuse" while the doctor's assault (which is what we call touching someone against their will) is supported by the power of the state."
  • "Bad mortgage loans played a role in touching off the banking panic and the recession."