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point of contact between two objects or parts abutment
culture modification through contact with other cultures acculturation
serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles acquired immune deficiency syndrome , AIDS
dominant and official language of Ethiopia; a Semitic language much influenced by the Cushitic language with which Amhara have been in close contact Amharic , Ethiopian language
hypersensitivity reaction to the ingestion or injection of a substance (a protein or drug) resulting from prior contact with a substance anaphylaxis
reproduced without sexual contact asexual
assault in which the assailant makes physical contact assault and battery , battery
allergic reaction that becomes apparent in a sensitized person only minutes after contact atopic allergy , atopy , immediate allergy , type I allergic reaction
lining on the brake shoes that comes in contact with the brake drum brake lining
contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs breaker point , distributor point , point
infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache brucellosis , Gibraltar fever , Malta fever , Mediterranean fever , Rock fever , undulant fever
contact with something dangerous or undesirable brush
momentary contact brush , light touch
allergic contact dermatitis developed around the lips of children who chew bubble gum bubble gum dermatitis
cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact buffer , fender
tall annual marsh elder common in moist rich soil is central North America that can cause contact dermatitis; produces much pollen that is a major cause of hay fever burweed marsh elder , false ragweed , Iva xanthifolia
affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs) caressing , cuddling , fondling , hugging , kissing , necking , petting , smooching , snuggling
(Melanesia) one of several millenarian cults that believe salvation will come in the form of wealth (`cargo') brought by westerners; some ascribe divine attributes to westerners on first contact (especially to missionaries) cargo cult
any lascivious contact by an adult with the sexual organs of a child (especially not involving sexual intercourse) carnal abuse
sound produced by the back of the tongue making contact with the soft palate while lips closed click , suction stop
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