ill-treat

verb \ ˈil-ˈtrēt \

Definition of ill-treat

ill-treated; ill-treating; ill-treats
: to treat cruelly or improperly : maltreat

ill-treatment

play \ˈil-ˈtrēt-mənt\ noun

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1689

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