Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to touching: touching cloth, touching yourself


, being touched
aphephobia, haphephobia.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
So he holds him by his side, and instructs him in the science of touching.
Three knights only appeared on the fourth entry, who, avoiding the shields of Bois-Guilbert and Front-de-B uf, contented themselves with touching those of the three other knights, who had not altogether manifested the same strength and dexterity.
De Grantmesnil's horse, which was young and violent, reared and plunged in the course of the career so as to disturb the rider's aim, and the stranger, declining to take the advantage which this accident afforded him, raised his lance, and passing his antagonist without touching him, wheeled his horse and rode back again to his own end of the lists, offering his antagonist, by a herald, the chance of a second encounter.
Lorry followed Sydney to the outer door, and, touching him on the shoulder as he was going away, caused him to turn.
Another branched out into touching details about his family, and was not listened to.
ISLAMABAD -- The country's food and oil import bill increased 26 percent on a year-on-year basis, touching $11.6 billion during first seven months of current financial year.
Furthermore, many predators can start by touching a child in a perfectly innocent place such as their back or neck.
When asked whether within the past 2 weeks they had avoided hugging, shaking hands, or other touching of others, or of being touched, because of how their skin looks or feels, 48% responded yes.
People are increasingly isolated from each other due to social media and other factors, and protection against inappropriate touching has eliminated some of the opportunities for healthy touching.
"Our findings show that even touching an inanimate object- such as a teddy bear- can soothe existential fears.
Operator can recall the next video source just by touching its thumbnail picture.