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What is another word for rubbing?

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Noun
The act or state of rubbing or applying friction
“From the constant rubbing to which it is subjected, it is liable, in time, to become indurated, stiff, thickened, and furrowed.”
Noun
An impression of an embossed surface made by rubbing a coloring agent over an overlaid piece of paper
“She had made a rubbing of the writing and was anxiously trying to decipher it.”
Noun
Rubbing or kneading with the hands, especially of muscles and joints
Noun
The act of applying or laying on a substance
Noun
A sensual, though potentially inappropriate, act of touching someone
Noun
The act of rubbing or friction applied to surfaces, often for artistic or pleasurable purposes
Adjective
Related to, producing, or caused by, scraping or abrasion
Verb
Present participle for to apply a substance to a surface
“Cautiously, overcoming his clumsiness, he proceeded to rub the ointment into the skin of her face and neck.”
Verb
Present participle for to make glossy or shiny by rubbing
Rub the surface until it is shiny, by hand or with a polisher.”
Verb
Present participle for to wear away or cause damage through applied friction
“They shouldn't do this, though, because the fiberglass edges can rub on the skin and cause irritation.”
Verb
Present participle for to smooth by rubbing or applying friction
“Carefully rub it smooth with fine steel wool.”
Verb
Present participle for to apply massage or knead, especially with one's hands
“It is important not to just rub the skin over the area, but to apply firm downward pressure with the thumb, knuckle or elbow.”
Verb
Present participle for to remove moisture from (something)
“Rinse it off with fair water, and rub it dry with a clean linen cloth.”
Verb
Present participle for to touch or feel with the fingers
Verb
Present participle for to move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
Verb
Present participle for to remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer
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Present participle for to apply a (typically creamy or dusty) substance
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Present participle for to touch or brush lightly in passing
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Present participle for to grind or grate with an audible noise
Verb
Present participle for to grind to a fine powder, to pulverize
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