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tactile (adj) connected with the sense of touch.
We have five senses, the sense of sight, the sense of smell, the sense of hearing, the sense of taste, and the sense of touch. Anything connected with the sense of touch is tactile. The loss of sense of touch, for example, because of some illness, is the loss of tactile sense. A tactile person loves to touch and feel things. They like the feel of things.
- The softness of sponge appeals to our tactile sense. We like to touch it because it is soft.
- Being tactile, he likes to touch things and feel them. He loves the feeling that he gets by touching things.