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verb [transitive] molest pronunciation in British English /məˈlest/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymolest
he/she/itmolests
present participlemolesting
past tensemolested
past participlemolested
  1. 1
    to hurt someone, especially a child, by touching them in a sexual way or by forcing them to do sexual acts
  2. 2
    to behave in a violent or threatening way towards someone

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molestation

 molest pronunciation in British English /ˌməʊleˈsteɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

molester

noun [countable]
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pluralmolesters

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