Mistreatment

mistreat

[mis-treet]
verb (used with object)
to treat badly or abusively.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English mistreten. See mis-1, treat

mistreatment, noun

maltreatment, mistreatment.


maltreat, ill-treat, misuse, wrong.
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mistreat (ˌmɪsˈtriːt)
 
vb
(tr) to treat badly
 
mis'treatment
 
n

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mistreat
mid-15c.; see mis- (1) + treat (v.).
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