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Definition of molest verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    molest

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//məˈlɛst//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they molest
     
    he / she / it molests
     
    past simple molested
     
    -ing form molesting
     
     
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  1. 1molest somebody to attack someone, especially a child, sexually synonym abuse
  2. 2molest somebody (old-fashioned) to attack someone physically The couple were molested while walking through the park.
molestation
 
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NAmE//ˌmoʊlɛˈsteɪʃn//
 
, NAmE//ˌmɑlɛˈsteɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
NAmE//məˈlɛstər//
 
noun a child molester
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: molest