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A complex set of behaviors that include child neglect and the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of children. Although most people think first of physical abuse when they hear the term child abuse, physical abuse makes up only a small percentage of reported cases. Physical abuse is defined as physical injury inflicted upon the child with cruel a [..]
Source: medicinenet.com

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The physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of an elderly person, usually one who is disabled or frail. Like child abuse, elder abuse is a crime that all health and social services professionals are mandated to report.
Source: medicinenet.com

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Emotional child abuse is the third most frequently reported form of child abuse (after child neglect and physical child abuse), accounting 17% of all cases of child abuse. It is likely that emotional child abuse is greatly underreported, since it can be difficult to detect and difficult to document. Emotional child abuse includes acts of commission [..]
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Next to child neglect, physical abuse is the second most frequently reported form of child abuse, accounting for 25% of all cases of child abuse. Physical child abuse is physical injury inflicted upon the child with cruel and/or malicious intent. Physical abuse can be the result of punching, beating, kicking, biting, burning, shaking, or otherwise [..]
Source: medicinenet.com

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Abuse of an expectant mother. This abuse is most often perpetrated by the woman's spouse, partner, or relative. Spurts of temper can progress to shouting and name calling. Then pushing and shoving. The use of physical violence can start a pattern. It is estimated that 1 in 12 pregnant women is battered. Most cases of pregnancy abuse are not re [..]
Source: medicinenet.com

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Child abuse comprises four basic types of mistreatment: child neglect, physical abuse of a child, emotional abuse of a child, and sexual abuse of a child. Sexual abuse is the least frequently reported form of child abuse (6% of all cases). Experts believe that sexual abuse may be the most underreported type of child maltreatment because of the secr [..]
Source: medicinenet.com

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Use of substances containing anabolic steroids to increase muscle mass. Such steroids can have many side effects when misused, including psychiatric problems, liver tumors, reduction in the size of the male genitals and sterility, and heart damage.
Source: medicinenet.com

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See: Substance abuse.
Source: medicinenet.com

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Also known as emotional child abuse, this is the third most frequently reported form of child abuse (after child neglect and physical child abuse), accounting 17% of all cases of child abuse. It is likely that emotional child abuse is greatly underreported, since it can be difficult to detect and difficult to document. Emotional child abuse include [..]
Source: medicinenet.com

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mid-15c., "improper practice," from Old French abus (14c.), from Latin abusus (see abuse (v.)). Earlier in Middle English was abusion "wicked act or practice, shameful thing, violation [..]
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early 15c., "to misuse, misapply," from Middle French abuser, from Vulgar Latin *abusare, from Latin abusus "an abusing, using up," past participle of abuti "use up," als [..]
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/əˈbjuːz/ verb abuses; abused; abusing 1 abuse /əˈbjuːz/ verb abuses; abused; abusing Learner's definition of ABUSE [+ object] 1  : to treat (a person or animal) in a harsh or harmful [..]
Source: learnersdictionary.com

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Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, 'abuse' means: Any behaviour towards a person using services that is an offence under the S [..]
Source: cqc.org.uk

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to treat wrongly, or in a harmful way.
Source: nationalgeographic.org

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maltreatment: cruel or inhumane treatment; "the child showed signs of physical abuse" mistreat: treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; &am [..]
Source: google-dictionary.so8848.com

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Torture
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  to deceive.
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  deception.
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To dream of abusing a person, means that you will be unfortunate in your affairs, losing good money through over-bearing persistency in business relations with others. To feel yourself abused, you will be molested in your daily pursuits by the enmity of others. For a young woman to dream that she hears abusive language, foretells that she will fall [..]
Source: dreams-dictionary.org

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abused abus·ing 1 : to put to a use other than the one intended: as a : to put to a bad or unfair use [abusing the powers of office] b : to put to improper or excessive use [ narcotics] 2 a : ...
Source: dictionary.findlaw.com

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Abuse means a departure from legal or reasonable use, misuse. For example “abuse of law.” It could also mean physical or mental maltreatment which results in mental, emotional, sexual or physical [..]
Source: definitions.uslegal.com

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(n) cruel or inhumane treatment(n) a rude expression intended to offend or hurt(n) improper or excessive use(v) treat badly(v) change the inherent purpose or function of something(v) use foul or [..]
Source: beedictionary.com

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  1. misuse or excessive use of anything. 2. harmful or offensive treatment (physical or sexual) of an individual, eg. child abuse.
Source: doctor.ndtv.com

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Physical, sexual and/or emotional maltreatment of a child.
Source: radkid.org

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n. uso indebido (de fondos); (physical, psychological etc.) maltrato, malos tratos; abuso
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The action of a person hurting or not caring for another person who generally is younger or weaker. (one does abusing)
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The emotional, financial, physical, psychological, sexual or verbal maltreatment of a person or animal. See also: Child Abuse;Economic/Financial Abuse; Elder (Senior) Abuse; Emotional Abuse; Physical [..]
Source: justiceeducation.ca

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Improper use of, as in excessive drinking of alcohol.
Source: alcoholalert.com

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(drug, alcohol, chemical, substance, or psychoactive substance) A group of terms in wide use but of varying meaning. In DSM-IIIR*, "psychoactive substance abuse" is defined as "a malada [..]
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Abuse of Children in a Family, institutional, or other setting. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)
Source: online-medical-dictionary.org

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Sexual maltreatment of the Child or Minor.
Source: online-medical-dictionary.org

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Emotional, nutritional, or physical maltreatment of the older Person generally by Family members or by institutional Personnel.
Source: online-medical-dictionary.org

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Deliberate maltreatment of groups of Humans beings including violations of generally-accepted fundamental Rights as stated by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by the U [..]
Source: online-medical-dictionary.org

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Illicit use of chemicals and products whose vapors can be inhaled to produce a rapid mind-altering effect. Inhalants include Aerosols, Gases, and volatile Solvents that are often inhaled repeatedly to [..]
Source: online-medical-dictionary.org

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The excessive use of marijuana with associated psychological symptoms and impairment in social or occupational functioning.
Source: online-medical-dictionary.org

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The misuse of Phencyclidine with associated psychological symptoms and impairment in social or occupational functioning.
Source: online-medical-dictionary.org

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Deliberate severe and repeated injury to one domestic partner by the other.
Source: online-medical-dictionary.org

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General term for physical or mental mistreatment.
Source: ramoscriminallawyer.com

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"Abuse" does not include reasonable discipline unless the discipline results in one of the conditions described in paragraph (a) of this subsection.
Source: oregonlaws.org

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to deceive; deception
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General term for physical or mental mistreatment.
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General term for physical or mental mistreatment.
Source: we-defend-you.com

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1. Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an abuse of language. "L [..]
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Abuse means using a drug, alcohol or other substance in a way not intended by its manufacturers. For example, people can abuse paint thinner by breathing in the fumes to get high. People abuse painkil [..]
Source: addiction.com

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Use of a Government charge card to buy authorized items, but at terms (e.g., price, quantity) that are excessive, is for a questionable Government need, or both. Examples of such transactions include [..]
Source: developmentwork.net

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