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English definition of “molest”


verb [T] (ATTACK SEXUALLY)    /məˈlest/
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 molestation     /ˌmɒl.esˈteɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌmɑː.les-/ noun [U] sexual molestationPhysical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in generalTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive molester     /məˈles.tər/ US  /-tɚ/ noun [C] a child molesterSex offenders
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