osculate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ōsculātus (kiss), from ōs + -culus (“little mouth”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑskjʊˌleɪt/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

osculate (third-person singular simple present osculates, present participle osculating, simple past and past participle osculated)

  1. (transitive) To kiss someone or something.
  2. (mathematics) To touch so as to have a common tangent at the point of contact.
  3. (intransitive) To make contact.
  4. (Vedic arithmetic) To perform osculation.
  5. To form a connecting link between two genera.

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

osculate (not comparable)

  1. Relating to kissing.

Anagrams[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

osculate

  1. inflection of osculare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

osculate f pl

  1. feminine plural of osculato

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

ōsculāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ōsculātus