con·trec·ta·tion .kän-(.)trek-'tā-shən n the initial stage of the sexual act concerned with manual contact and tumescence

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con·trec·ta·tion (kon″trek-taґshən) [L. contrectare to handle] the act of touching and fondling, especially in the sense of foreplay.

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