molest

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): /məˈlɛst/
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molest (third-person singular simple present molests, present participle molesting, simple past and past participle molested)

  1. To annoy intentionally.
  2. To disturb or tamper with.
    • (Can we date this quote by Hooker and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      They have molested the church with needless opposition.
  3. To sexually assault or sexually harass, especially a minor.

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch molest.

Noun[edit]

molest

  1. (law) damage from war.

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