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child-battering

[chahyld-bat-er-ing] /ˈtʃaɪldˌbæt ər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the physical abuse of a child by a parent or guardian, as by beating.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
Related forms
child-batterer, noun
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