Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mutual touching or handling.
  • n. In civil law, such handling and removing of goods as will amount to theft if they are not restored to their original place.

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Examples

  • In the third place, the two processes, contrectation and detumescence, may occur simultaneously, without the detumescence being associated with the object of the contrectation impulse.

    The Sexual Life of the Child

  • But we must always remember that in the child more often than in the adult the voluptuous acme and the sense of satisfaction occur independently of the processes of contrectation.

    The Sexual Life of the Child

  • This explains the fact that in the child both the peripheral voluptuous sensation, and also the voluptuous acme and the sense of satisfaction, are more frequently independent of the processes of contrectation than is the case in the adult Gradually the two groups of processes become associated with one another; and, as we have learned, this association frequently occurs even in childhood.

    The Sexual Life of the Child

  • Let us first consider the phenomena of contrectation.

    The Sexual Life of the Child

  • _See_ Sexual organs secondary, 33-49 effect of contrectation on, 103-109 tertiary, 33, 34

    The Sexual Life of the Child

  • Interdependence of contrectation and detumescence, 81-87

    The Sexual Life of the Child

  • Impulse, contrectation, _See_ Contrectation impulse detumescence.

    The Sexual Life of the Child

  • Association of contrectation and detumescence, 81-87 theory of sexual perversions, 130-133

    The Sexual Life of the Child

  • But when the association between the processes of detumescence and those of contrectation has not yet occurred, the voluptuous sensation is independent of the contrectation impulse.

    The Sexual Life of the Child

  • Much more frequently, however, it occurs in those in whom the phenomena of the contrectation impulse have also been previously manifested.

    The Sexual Life of the Child

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  • 1. handling, touching, esp. sexual forplay
    2. an impulse to caress someone of the opposite sex
    (from Foyle's Philavery)

    March 1, 2009