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v. os·cu·lat·ed, os·cu·lat·ing, os·cu·lates
1. To kiss.
2. Mathematics To have three or more points coincident with.
To come together; contact.
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]
v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
[1650–60; < Latin ōsculārī to kiss]
Past participle: osculated
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|Verb||1.||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"