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maltreating

verb
present participle of maltreat

Synonyms & Antonyms of maltreating

1 to inflict physical or emotional harm upon
  • a manager fired for maltreating the staff with needless insults
  • a home for children who have been deprived and maltreated

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“Maltreating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/maltreating. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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