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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof); (mathematics) a contact of two curves (or two surfaces) at which they have a common tangent.

Usage examples (30)
  • I've half a mind to ride back and have him out for that rascal "osculation" and the lady unwilling!
  • Probably explaining inosculation in a letter to a gentleman in County Armagh is as close as I’ll ever get to any kind of osculation any more.
  • Cautiously, as if you might be bitten, you disengage yourself from his osculation.
  • So with sovereign ambition she steeled herself to the daily horrors of amphibian osculation. for more
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