Definition of ill treatment in English:

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ill treatment


[mass noun]
Cruel or inhumane treatment: he died from medical neglect and ill treatment
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  • They have warned that failed asylum seekers are in danger of ill-treatment and abuse on their return - because they claimed asylum in Britain.
  • But it does not add up to deliberate ill-treatment or abuse such as would expose either of the children to a grave risk of physical or even psychological harm.
  • In the past accusations were made by workers that management's neglect has led to the ill-treatment of animals and poor water facilities and accommodation for the animals.

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