AskDefine | Define maltreatment

Dictionary Definition

maltreatment n : cruel or inhumane treatment [syn: ill-treatment, ill-usage, abuse]

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English

Extensive Definition

Abuse refers to the use or treatment of something (a person, item, substance, concept, or vocabulary) that is seen as harmful.
Several types of abuse include:
maltreatment in Catalan: Abús
maltreatment in German: Missbrauch
maltreatment in French: Maltraitance
maltreatment in Italian: Abuso
maltreatment in Hebrew: התעללות
maltreatment in Hungarian: Visszaélés
maltreatment in Japanese: 虐待
maltreatment in Polish: Abuse (internet)
maltreatment in Portuguese: Abuso
maltreatment in Romanian: Abuz
maltreatment in Russian: Злоупотребление
maltreatment in Sicilian: Abbusu
maltreatment in Simple English: Abuse
maltreatment in Turkish: İstismar
maltreatment in Yiddish: באלעסטיגן
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