Definition of maltreatment in English:

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maltreatment

Pronunciation: /malˈtrētmənt/

noun

Cruel or violent treatment of a person or animal; mistreatment: 16 percent of children experience serious maltreatment at the hands of their parents
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  • According to national newspapers he has claimed abuse and maltreatment by his captors and dismissed their claims as a fabrication.
  • It includes domestic violence, child physical abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment of elders.
  • We don't like thinking about child abuse and maltreatment.

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Syllabification: mal·treat·ment

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