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English definition of “molest”

molest

verb [T] uk   /məˈlest/ us  

molest verb [T] (ATTACK SEXUALLY)

to touch or attack someone in a sexual way against their wishes: The girl had been molested frequently by her stepfather from the age of eight. The man had previously been arrested several times for molesting young boys.

molest verb [T] (ATTACK)

formal to touch, push, etc. someone violently: United Nations premises were looted and personnel were molested by demonstrators.
molestation
noun [U] uk   /ˌmɒl.esˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌmɑː.les-/
sexual molestation
molester
noun [C] uk   /məˈles.tər/ us    /-tɚ/
a child molester
(Definition of molest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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