Fr.: harcèlement galactique
Frequent, high speed galaxy → encounters within → galaxy clusters. Harassment can disturb the morphologies of the galaxies involved, often inducing a new → burst of star formation. Asymmetrical galaxies, → warps, → bars, and → tidal tails can all be produced through galaxy harassment.
To disturb persistently; bother continually. → galaxy harassment.
From M.Fr. harasser "tire out, vex," possibly from O.Fr. harer "set a dog on," and perhaps blended with O.Fr. harier "to harry, draw, drag."
Sotuhidan, infinitive from sotuh, → harassed.
Subject to → harassment.
P.p. of → harass.
Sotuh "afflicted, distressed, helpless," from Mid.Pers. stô "distressed, defeated;" O.Pers. us-tav-, from us- "out, without," ultimately from *ustau- "unable, weak," from *us- "out," → ex-, + *tau- "to be able," → power.
The act or an instance of harassing. → galaxy harassment.
Verbal noun of → harass.