Caressable



an act or gesture expressing affection, as an embrace or kiss, especially a light stroking or touching.
to touch or pat gently to show affection.
to touch, stroke, etc., lightly, as if in affection:
The breeze caressed the trees.
to treat with favor, kindness, etc.
Historical Examples

Old North seemed solemn and dignified, but somehow more gentle and caressable than formerly.
Princeton Stories Jesse Lynch Williams

noun
a gentle touch or embrace, esp one given to show affection
verb
(transitive) to touch or stroke gently with affection or as with affection: the wind caressed her face
n.

1640s, “show of endearment, display of regard,” from French caresse (16c.), back-formation from caresser or else from Italian carezza “endearment,” from caro “dear,” from Latin carus “dear, costly, beloved” (see whore (n.)). Meaning “affectionate stroke” attested in English from 1650s.
v.

1650s, from French caresser, from Italian carezzare “to cherish,” from carezza “endearment” (see caress (n.)). Related: Caressed; caressing.

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