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[mass noun] Cruel or violent treatment of a person or animal; mistreatment:‘16 per cent of children experience serious maltreatment at the hands of their parents’
ill treatment, mistreatment, abuse, ill use, ill usage, misuse, bad treatmentrough handling, beating, mishandling, manhandling, maulingbullying, torture, injury, harm, persecution, molestationView synonyms
- ‘We don't like thinking about child abuse and maltreatment.’
- ‘It includes domestic violence, child physical abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment of elders.’
- ‘Child maltreatment, abuse and victimization refer to the intentional assault of a child by a caretaker.’
- ‘Specific chapters examine the effect of maltreatment on cognitive, linguistic, social, and emotional development in children.’
- ‘According to national newspapers he has claimed abuse and maltreatment by his captors and dismissed their claims as a fabrication.’
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