[tak-til, -tahyl]
of, pertaining to, endowed with, or affecting the sense of touch.
perceptible to the touch; tangible.

1605–15; < Latin tāctilis tangible, equivalent to tāct(us) (past participle of tangere to touch) + -ilis -ile

tactility [tak-til-i-tee] , noun
nontactile, adjective
nontactility, noun
untactile, adjective
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tactile (ˈtæktaɪl)
1.  of, relating to, affecting, or having a sense of touch: a tactile organ; tactile stimuli
2.  rare capable of being touched; tangible
[C17: from Latin tactilis, from tangere to touch]

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1615, "perceptible to touch," from Fr. tactile, from L. tactilis "tangible, that may be touched," from tactus, pp. of tangere "to touch" (see tangent). Meaning "of or pertaining to touch" is attested from 1657.
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tactile tac·tile (tāk'təl, -tīl')

  1. Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible.

  2. Used for feeling.

  3. Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual.

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Used for or sensitive to touch.
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