[ mal-treet-muhnt ]
/ mælˈtrit mənt /
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the act of treating someone badly, cruelly, or roughly; abuse: Around 4 to 6 percent of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home.
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How to use maltreatment in a sentence
He also buys wild animals kept as pets, such as a foulmouthed Tucumán Amazon parrot and a maltreated ocelot in critical condition.