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

  Osculate \Os"cu*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Osculated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Osculating.] [L. osculatus, p. p. of osculari to
     kiss, fr. osculum a little mouth, a kiss, dim. of os mouth.
     See Oral, and cf. Oscillate.]
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     1. To kiss.
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     2. (Geom.) To touch closely, so as to have a common curvature
        at the point of contact. See Osculation, 2.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Osculate \Os"cu*late\, v. i.
     1. To kiss one another; to kiss.
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     2. (Geom.) To touch closely. See Osculation, 2.
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     3. (Biol.) To have characters in common with two genera or
        families, so as to form a connecting link between them; to
        interosculate. See Osculant.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  osculate
      v 1: be intermediate between two taxonomic groups; "These
           species osculate"
      2: have at least three points in common with; "one curve
         osculates the other"; "these two surfaces osculate"
      3: touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's
         mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting,
         etc.; "The newly married couple kissed"; "She kissed her
         grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room" [syn:
         snog, kiss, buss, osculate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "osculate":
     blow a kiss, brush, brush by, bus, buss, caress, come in contact,
     contact, glance, graze, hit, impinge, kiss, lip, nudge, peck, rub,
     scrape, shave, sideswipe, skim, skirt, smack, smooch, squeak by,
     touch
  
  

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