Molecular attraction(Phys.), attraction acting between the molecules of bodies, and at insensible distances.Molecular weight(Chem.), the weight of a molecule of any gas or vapor as compared with the hydrogen atom as a standard; the sum of the atomic weights of the constituents of a molecule; thus, the molecular weight of water (H2O) is 18.

(Mo*lec`u*lar"i*ty) n. (Phys. & Chem.) The state of consisting of molecules; the state or quality of being molecular.

(Mo*lec"u*lar*ly) adv. (Phys. & Chem.) With molecules; in the manner of molecules. W. R. Grove.

(Mol"e*cule) n. [Dim. fr. L. moles a mass: cf. F. molécule. See 3d Mole.]

1. One of the very small invisible particles of which all matter is supposed to consist.

2. (Physics) The smallest part of any substance which possesses the characteristic properties and qualities of that substance, and which can exist alone in a free state.

3. (Chem.) A group of atoms so united and combined by chemical affinity that they form a complete, integrated whole, being the smallest portion of any particular compound that can exist in a free state; as, a molecule of water consists of two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Cf. Atom.

(Mole"-eyed`) a. Having eyes like those of the mole; having imperfect sight.

(Mole"hill`) n. A little hillock of earth thrown up by moles working under ground; hence, a very small hill, or an insignificant obstacle or difficulty.

Having leapt over such mountains, lie down before a molehill.

(Mo*len`di*na"ceous) Molendinarious
(Mo*len`di*na"ri*ous) a. [L. molendinarius, fr. molendinum a mill, fr. molere to grind.] (Bot.) Resembling the sails of a windmill.

(Mole"skin`) n. Any fabric having a thick soft shag, like the fur of a mole; esp., a kind of strong twilled fustian.

(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.

Syn. — To trouble; disturb; incommode; inconvenience; annoy; vex; tease.

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

(Mol`es*ta"tion) n. [Cf. F. molestation.] The act of molesting, or the state of being molested; disturbance; annoyance.

Molebut to Moment

(Mole"but) n. (Zoöl.) The sunfish [Written also molebat.]

(Mole"cast`) n. A little elevation of earth made by a mole; a molehill. Mortimer.

(Mo"lech) n. [Heb. molek king.] (Script.) The fire god of the Ammonites, to whom human sacrifices were offered; Moloch. Lev. xviii. 21.

(Mo*lec"u*lar) a. [Cf. F. moléculare. See Molecule.] (Phys. & Chem.) Pertaining to, connected with, produced by, or consisting of, molecules; as, molecular forces; molecular groups of atoms, etc.

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