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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Eliciting or capable of eliciting sympathy or tenderness. See Synonyms at moving.
  • prep. Concerning; about.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of touch.
  • adj. Provoking sadness and pity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Affecting; moving; pathetic.
  • n. The sense or act of feeling; touch.
  • prep. Concerning; with respect to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Affecting; moving; pathetic.
  • Concerning; relating to; with respect to: often preceded by as.
  • n. The act of one who touches, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. arousing affect
  • n. the event of something coming in contact with the body
  • n. the act of putting two things together with no space between them

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