- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||maltreats, maltreating, maltreated
||to treat badly, esp. with physical abuse.
Severe bruising on his arms and legs suggested that the prisoner had been maltreated.
- abuse, mistreat, misuse
- similar words:
- batter, disrespect, injure, manhandle, molest, persecute, punish, shaft, torture, wrong
||grind, maul, oppress, persecute, profane, punish, torture, wrong
||maltreater (n.), maltreatment (n.)