sexual abuse

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noun

rape, sexual assault, or sexual molestation.

Nearby words

  1. sextuplet,
  2. sextuplex,
  3. sextuplicate,
  4. sextus,
  5. sexual,
  6. sexual deviation,
  7. sexual dimorphism,
  8. sexual dwarf,
  9. sexual generation,
  10. sexual harassment

Also called sex abuse.

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sexual abuse

Unwanted sexual activity forced on a person by another through coercion or threats.

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