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Spanish translation of “abuse”

abuse

cruel or violent treatment of someone
Maltrato
She filed a case of physical abuse against her husband child abuse sexual abuse.
the wrong use of something
maltrato
This machine has been subjected to a lot of abuse.
(Definition of abuse from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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