sexual assault

[ sek-shoo-uhluh-sawlt ]
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  1. nonconsensual touching of one person for the sexual gratification of another, including rape, fondling, molestation, or other unwanted contact with the genitals, anus, buttocks, groin, or breasts of either party: The victim was intoxicated and incapable of giving consent, so any sex act will be treated as sexual assault.

Origin of sexual assault

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby sexual assault Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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