maltreated maltreated  /mæl ˈtri tɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) subjected to cruel treatment

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The results show that a staggering 1,858 parents had maltreated their children during that period boys and girls in equal numbers, with an average age of 6.
  2. Those with low-active genes were much more antisocial if maltreated, yet--if anything--slightly less antisocial if not maltreated.
  3. And most damaging of all, three victims, including the sexually maltreated woman and girl, unequivocally identified Chessman as the Red Light Bandit.

News

  • Childhood Physical Abuse Linked to Thyroid Disorders in Women

    Women who were victims of childhood physical abuse are more likely to develop thyroid conditions than women who were not maltreated during childhood, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Hawaii. The study appears online in this week's Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Newswise

Quotes

  • "During this visit, I will also personally verify and follow-up on reports regarding a number of distressed OFWs in the UAE, some of whom are reportedly maltreated and not properly paid by their employers, while some others are said to have problems...
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: Jinggoy Estrada Source: ABS CBN News

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