(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.
(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.South.
(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
(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.Hooker.
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.