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fon·dle

 (fŏn′dl)
v. fon·dled, fon·dling, fon·dles
v.tr.
1. To handle, stroke, or touch lovingly. See Synonyms at caress.
2. To handle, stroke, or touch sexually and inappropriately.
3. Obsolete To treat with indulgence and solicitude; pamper.
v.intr.
1. To show fondness or affection by stroking or touching.
2. To touch, stroke, or handle someone or something sexually and inappropriately.

[Frequentative of fond, to show fondness for (obsolete).]

fon′dler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fondler - a lover who gently fondles and caresses the loved one; "they are heavy petters"
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
2.fondler - a molester who touches the intimate parts of the victim; "the woman charged that her jailer was a fondler"; "not all fondlers are sexual perverts"
molester - someone who subjects others to unwanted or improper sexual activities
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