1
: emotionally stirred (as with gratitude)
2
: slightly unbalanced mentally

Examples of touched in a Sentence

She was touched that he had come only to see her. We were very touched by their story.
Recent Examples on the Web Regular sanitation of touched surfaces. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Mar. 2021 Still, Federer certainly had his long runs on top and touched tennis fans worldwide for more than 20 years with his shotmaking and class on and off the court. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, 15 Sep. 2022 The tale comes spilling out when Amalia correctly accuses Lucy of crossing the touched, spying for Massen who, in turn, promised to cure her Hulk hands. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 2 May 2021 Wiping the fridge door handle, the most touched part of the refrigerator. Terry Baddoo, USA TODAY, 10 May 2022 Rossi positioned himself for an inside pass entering Turn 5, but the two touched wheels, and Rossi spun. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Sep. 2021 Another mistake on a touched punt by Henry gave Mt. Carmel the ball at the Patriots’ 47. Terry Monahan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Aug. 2021 Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 23 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1595, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of touched was in 1595

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“Touched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/touched. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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