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domestic violence

noun [U] uk   us  
the situation in which someone you live with attacks you and tries to hurt you: victims of domestic violence domestic violence against women
Translations of “domestic violence”
in Chinese (Traditional) 家庭暴力(家人施行暴力)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 家庭暴力(家人施行暴力)…
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