Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Gentle superficial rubbing (of a patient) with the palm of the hand.

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  • noun massage A form of massage involving smooth strokes of the skin with one's hands.

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  • noun a rhythmic stroking

Etymologies

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From French effleurer ("to stroke lightly")

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  • Like, uhh, your pet antechinus.

    September 2, 2008