Meaning of “sexual abuse” in the English Dictionary

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"sexual abuse" in British English

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sexual abusenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsek.sjʊəl əˈbjuːs/ us /ˌsek.sjʊəl əˈbjuːs/

the act of having sex with a child or old person or someone who is mentally ill, against that person's wishes or without that person's agreement

(Definition of “sexual abuse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)