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Friday, August 29, 2014

Definitions for osculate

  1. to kiss.
  2. to bring into close contact or union.
  3. Geometry. (of a curve) to touch (another curve or another part of the same curve) in osculation.

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Citations for osculate
And the Marquis, whose rough, red beard was trembling with emotion, effusively osculated the ducal paw. P. W. Wilson, "The Three Young Citizens," Boy's Life, December 1924
A person should be particular whom they osculate with. , “Miscellaneous Matter,” The Critique, 1909
Origin of osculate
Osculate is formed with the Latin word for "mouth," ōs, and a suffix used to create English verbs from Latin, -ate. It entered English in the mid-1600s.