1. touch, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feeling, perception

usage: the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"

2. tactual sensation, tactility, touch perception, skin perceptiveness, somesthesia, somesthesis, somaesthesia, somaesthesis, somatesthesia, somataesthesis, somatosensory system, somatic sensory system, somatic sense

usage: the faculty of perceiving (via the skin) pressure or heat or pain

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