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touch

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transitive verb \ˈtəch\

Medical Definition of touch

  1. :  to bring a bodily part into contact with especially so as to perceive through the tactile sense :  handle or feel gently usually with the intent to understand or appreciate

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to feel something with a body part (as the hand or foot)




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touch

noun

Medical Definition of touch

  1. 1:  the special sense by which pressure or traction exerted on the skin or mucous membrane is perceived

  2. 2:  a light attack <a touch of fever>





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