sense of touch

sense of touch
noun
the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands) (Freq. 10)
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only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

Derivationally related forms: ↑touch (for: ↑touch)
Hypernyms: ↑somatosense, ↑exteroception
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