• Molest


    From Middle English molesten, from Old French molester, from Latin molestare ("to trouble, annoy, molest"), from molestus ("troublesome"), from moles ("a burden, difficulty, labor, trouble"); see mole.

    Full definition of molest


    1. To annoy intentionally
    2. To disturb or tamper with.
      • HookerThey have molested the church with needless opposition.
    3. (slang) To sexually abuse, especially regarding a minorWhy did she molest him when she's much older than him?

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