Definition of verbal abuse
: harsh and insulting language directed at a person She was a victim of verbal abuse.
Word by Word Definitions
: a corrupt practice or custom
: improper or excessive use or treatment : misuse
: language that condemns or vilifies usually unjustly, intemperately, and angrily
: to put to a wrong or improper use
: to use excessively
: to use without medical justification
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