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maltreat

verb [T] uk   us   /ˌmælˈtriːt/ formal
to treat someone cruelly or violently: He had been badly maltreated as a child.
maltreatment
noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/
They complained about the physical and psychological maltreatment of prisoners.
Translations of “maltreat”
in Chinese (Traditional) 粗暴地對待,虐待…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粗暴地对待,虐待…
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