Definition of maltreat in English:

maltreat

Line breaks: mal|treat
Pronunciation: /malˈtriːt
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

maltreater

noun
More example sentences
  • He advocates the ideas and defends the system of his brother's maltreaters.
  • She's been in the news as the maltreater of dogs and cats.
  • One requirement is that CPS must advise the alleged maltreater of the allegations against him or her at the first contact.

Origin

early 18th century: from French maltraiter.

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