Relating to or caused by touch.

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tac·tual 'tak-chə-wəl adj of or relating to the sense or the organs of touch: derived from or producing the sensation of touch: TACTILE <\tactual stimuli>
tac·tual·ly adv

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tac·tu·al (takґchoo-əl) tactile. 2. resulting from touch.

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