[ mis-treet ]
/ mɪsˈtrit /
verb (used with object)
to treat badly or abusively.
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Origin of mistreat
Related formsmis·treat·ment, noun
Can be confusedmaltreatment mistreatment
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British Dictionary definitions for mistreatment
/ (ˌmɪsˈtriːt) /
(tr) to treat badly
Derived Formsmistreatment, noun
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