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- n. A form of massage involving smooth strokes of the skin with one's hands.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Gentle superficial rubbing (of a patient) with the palm of the hand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a rhythmic stroking
From French effleurer ("to stroke lightly") (Wiktionary)