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 for Tactile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tactile \Tac"tile\, a. [L. tactilis, fr. tangere, tactum, to
     touch: cf. F. tactile.]
     Of or pertaining to the organs, or the sense, of touch;
     perceiving, or perceptible, by the touch; capable of being
     touched; as, tactile corpuscles; tactile sensations. "Tactile
     sweets." --Beaumont. "Tactile qualities." --Sir M. Hale.
     [1913 Webster]
     Tactile sense (Physiol.), the sense of touch, or pressure
        sense. See Touch.
        [1913 Webster]
              The delicacy of the tactile sense varies on
              different parts of the skin; it is geatest on the
              forehead, temples and back of the forearm. --H. N.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch;
             "haptic data"; "a tactile reflex" [syn: haptic,
             tactile, tactual]
      2: producing a sensation of touch; "tactile qualities"; "the
         tactual luxury of stroking silky human hair" [syn: tactile,

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