Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Molest (Page: 937)

Mo*lest" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Molested; p. pr. & vb. n. Molesting.] [F. molester, L. molestare, fr. molestus troublesome, fr. moles a heavy mass, load, burden. See 3d Mole.] To trouble; to disturb; to render uneasy; to interfere with; to vex.

They have molested the church with needless opposition. Hooker.
Syn. -- To trouble; disturb; incommode; inconvenience; annoy; vex; tease.
Molest (Page: 937)

Mo*lest", n. Molestation. [Obs.] Chaucer.