Meaning of “effleurage” in the English Dictionary

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"effleurage" in British English

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effleuragenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌef.ləˈrɑːʒ/ us /ˌef.ləˈrɑːʒ/ specialized

the use of gentle, circular hand movements in massage (= rubbing or pressing someone's body to relax them or reduce pain)

(Definition of “effleurage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)