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child abuse Syllabification: child a·buse
Pronunciation: /CHīld əˈbyo͞oz/

Definition of child abuse in English:


Physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child.
Example sentences
  • It is too easy for a belief like this to support child abuse and sexual molestation.
  • I got sick reading the news of the two foreigners arrested on sexual child abuse.
  • The counsellor is duty-bound under California law to report any child abuse.
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