Definition of molest
- The zookeeper warned the visitors not to molest the animals.
- He was sent to prison for molesting children.
He was sent to jail for molesting children.
It was illegal to molest, capture, or kill any of the animals in the park.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: to harm (someone) through sexual contact : to touch (someone) in a sexual and improper way
: to bother or annoy (someone or something)
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