osculation

noun
os·cu·la·tion | \ˌä-skyə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of osculation 

: the act of kissing also : kiss

Other Words from osculation

osculatory \ˈä-skyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē \ adjective

First Known Use of osculation

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

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