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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assault  \As*sault"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Assaulted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Assaulting}.]  [From  {Assault},  n.:  cf  OF  assaulter, 
  LL  assaltare.] 
  1.  To  make  an  assault  upon  as  by  a  sudden  rush  of  armed  men; 
  to  attack  with  unlawful  or  insulting  physical  violence  or 
  menaces. 
 
  Insnared,  assaulted,  overcome,  led  bound.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  attack  with  moral  means  or  with  a  view  of  producing 
  moral  effects;  to  attack  by  words  arguments,  or 
  unfriendly  measures;  to  assail;  as  to  assault  a 
  reputation  or  an  administration. 
 
  Before  the  gates,  the  cries  of  babes  newborn,  .  .  . 
  Assault  his  ears.  --Dryden. 
 
  Note:  In  the  latter  sense  assail  is  more  common. 
 
  Syn:  To  attack;  assail;  invade;  encounter;  storm;  charge.  See 
  {Attack}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assaulted 
  adj  :  sexually  abused  [syn:  {molested},  {raped}] 




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