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Definition of "maltreating" [maltreating]

  • Present participle of maltreat. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "maltreating" in a sentence
  • "After four days of hunger, the crewmen begin maltreating the weaker of the survivors, the boy O'Brien a particular target."
  • "* Sadistic Conception of the Sexual Act. * -- If children of so delicate an age become spectators of the sexual act between grown-ups, for which an occasion is furnished by the conviction of the grown-ups that little children cannot understand anything sexual, they cannot help conceiving the sexual act as a kind of maltreating or overpowering, that is, it impresses them in a sadistic sense."
  • "He denied all the specific acts of cruelty alleged against him, such as maltreating and killing prisoners with his own hands."
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