As verbs the difference between molest and infest
is that molest
is to annoy intentionally while infest
is to inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers.
As an adjective infest is
(obsolete) mischievous; hurtful; harassing.
(Child sexual abuse)
To annoy intentionally
To disturb or tamper with.
To sexually abuse, especially a minor
- They have molested the church with needless opposition.
- The woman who molested the child she was babysitting has been arrested.
To inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
(pathology, of a parasite) To invade a host plant or animal
- Insects are infesting my basement!
(obsolete) mischievous; hurtful; harassing