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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.Physical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general

molest verb [T] (ATTACK)

formal to touch, push, etc. someone violently: United Nations premises were looted and personnel were molested by demonstrators.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressivePhysical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general
molestation
noun [U] uk   /ˌmɒl.esˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌmɑː.les-/
sexual molestationPhysical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in generalTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
molester
noun [C] uk   /məˈles.tər/ us    /-tɚ/
a child molesterSex offenders
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