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os·cu·late

 (ŏs′kyə-lāt′)
v. os·cu·lat·ed, os·cu·lat·ing, os·cu·lates
v.tr.
1. To kiss.
2. Mathematics To have three or more points coincident with.
v.intr.
To come together; contact.

[Latin ōsculārī, ōsculāt-, from ōsculum, kiss, diminutive of ōs, mouth; see ōs- in Indo-European roots.]

osculate

(ˈɒskjʊˌleɪt)
vb
1. usually jocular to kiss
2. (Biology) (intr) (of an organism or group of organisms) to be intermediate between two taxonomic groups
3. (Mathematics) geometry to touch in osculation
[C17: from Latin ōsculārī to kiss; see osculum]

os•cu•late

(ˈɒs kyəˌleɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to kiss.
[1650–60; < Latin ōsculārī to kiss]

osculate


Past participle: osculated
Gerund: osculating

Imperative
osculate
osculate
Present
I osculate
you osculate
he/she/it osculates
we osculate
you osculate
they osculate
Preterite
I osculated
you osculated
he/she/it osculated
we osculated
you osculated
they osculated
Present Continuous
I am osculating
you are osculating
he/she/it is osculating
we are osculating
you are osculating
they are osculating
Present Perfect
I have osculated
you have osculated
he/she/it has osculated
we have osculated
you have osculated
they have osculated
Past Continuous
I was osculating
you were osculating
he/she/it was osculating
we were osculating
you were osculating
they were osculating
Past Perfect
I had osculated
you had osculated
he/she/it had osculated
we had osculated
you had osculated
they had osculated
Future
I will osculate
you will osculate
he/she/it will osculate
we will osculate
you will osculate
they will osculate
Future Perfect
I will have osculated
you will have osculated
he/she/it will have osculated
we will have osculated
you will have osculated
they will have osculated
Future Continuous
I will be osculating
you will be osculating
he/she/it will be osculating
we will be osculating
you will be osculating
they will be osculating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been osculating
you have been osculating
he/she/it has been osculating
we have been osculating
you have been osculating
they have been osculating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been osculating
you will have been osculating
he/she/it will have been osculating
we will have been osculating
you will have been osculating
they will have been osculating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been osculating
you had been osculating
he/she/it had been osculating
we had been osculating
you had been osculating
they had been osculating
Conditional
I would osculate
you would osculate
he/she/it would osculate
we would osculate
you would osculate
they would osculate
Past Conditional
I would have osculated
you would have osculated
he/she/it would have osculated
we would have osculated
you would have osculated
they would have osculated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.osculate - be intermediate between two taxonomic groups; "These species osculate"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
2.osculate - have at least three points in common with; "one curve osculates the other"; "these two surfaces osculate"
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
share - have in common; "Our children share a love of music"; "The two countries share a long border"
3.osculate - touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.; "The newly married couple kissed"; "She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room"
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
peck, smack - kiss lightly

osculate

verb
To touch or caress with the lips, especially as a sign of passion or affection:
Informal: peck.
Slang: smooch.
Translations

osculate

[ˈɒskjʊleɪt] (hum)
A. VTbesar
B. VIbesar, besarse
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