befinger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- (about, all over) +‎ finger.

Verb[edit]

befinger (third-person singular simple present befingers, present participle befingering, simple past and past participle befingered)

  1. (transitive) To finger all over.
    • 1901, Proceedings of The... Annual Meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons ...:
      Unfortunately, lack of scientific training on the part of medical attendants who probe and befinger wounds without proper antiseptic precautions is met with too often.