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maltreat (verb), maltreats; maltreated; maltreating
1. To abuse, to handle roughly or rudely; to treat someone in a cruel way: Jaden's cousin claims that he was maltreated by the prison guards when he was serving his time there.

Warren's mother, who maltreated him, was being investigatedĀ for thisĀ because he came to school with several bruises on his arms.

2. Etymology: from Latin mal-, "bad, wicked" + treat from tractare, "to pull".
To mistreat or to abuse someone or something.
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maltreat, maltreats; maltreated; maltreating
To treat someone in a rough or cruel way, to abuse others. (1)