Molest vs Infest - What's the difference?

molest | infest |


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.

molest

English

(Child sexual abuse)

Verb

(en verb)
  • To annoy intentionally
  • To disturb or tamper with.
  • * Hooker
  • They have molested the church with needless opposition.
  • To sexually abuse, especially a minor
  • The woman who molested the child she was babysitting has been arrested.

    Derived terms

    * molester * molestful

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    infest

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
  • Insects are infesting my basement!
  • (pathology, of a parasite) To invade a host plant or animal
  • Synonyms

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) mischievous; hurtful; harassing
  • (Spenser)

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