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  • n. A form of massage involving smooth strokes of the skin with one's hands.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Gentle superficial rubbing (of a patient) with the palm of the hand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rhythmic stroking


From French effleurer ("to stroke lightly") (Wiktionary)



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