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molestverb [T]

 us   /məˈlest/
to ​touch someone ​sexually when it is not ​wanted
molestation
noun [U]  us   /ˌmoʊ·leˈsteɪ·ʃən/
allegations (= accusations) of ​drugabuse and ​child molestation.
molester
noun [C]  us   /məˈles·tər/
a ​child molester
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molestverb [T]

uk   /məˈlest/  us   /məˈlest/
  • molest verb [T] (ATTACK SEXUALLY)

to ​touch or ​attack someone in a ​sexual way against ​theirwishes: The ​girl had been molested ​frequently by her ​stepfather from the ​age of eight. The man had ​previously been ​arrested several ​times for molesting ​youngboys.
molestation
noun [U] uk   /ˌmɒl.esˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌmɑː.lesˈteɪ.ʃən/
sexual molestation
molester
noun [C] uk   /məˈles.tər/  us   /məˈles.tɚ/
a child molester
(Definition of molest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “molest”
in Spanish fastidiar, molestar…
in Vietnamese quấy rối…
in Malaysian mengganggu…
in Thai รบกวน…
in French importuner…
in German belästigen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 性攻击, 调戏, 猥亵…
in Turkish sarkıntılık etmek, taciz etmek…
in Russian растлевать, насиловать…
in Indonesian mengganggu…
in Chinese (Traditional) 性攻擊, 調戲, 猥褻…
in Polish molestować…
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