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molest

Definition of molest

Etymology

    < Middle English molesten < Old French molester < Latin molestare ("to trouble, annoy, molest") < molestus ("troublesome") < moles ("a burden, difficulty, labor, trouble'").

Verb

to molest (third-person singular simple present molests, present participle molesting, simple past and past participle molested)

  1. To sexually abuse, especially regarding a minor
  2. To annoy intentionally
  3. To disturb or tamper with.

Derived terms

  • molester
  • molestful

Related terms

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: elmost
  • motels

References:

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