tac·tile (tăktəl, -tīl′)
1. Relating to, involving, or perceptible to the sense of touch: tactile sensations; tactile sensitivity.
2. Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: tactile language.
[From Latin tāctilis, from tāctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see TACT.]
tac·tili·ty (-tĭlĭ-tē) n.
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