maltrato
masculine noun
1. (cruelty) 
Las autoridades deben tomar medidas para evitar el maltrato infantil.The authorities must take measures to prevent the mistreatment of children.
El hogar de ancianos enfrenta cargos de descuido y maltrato.The nursing home faces charges of neglect and ill-treatment.
c. abuse 
Favor de llamar a la autoridades si sospecha que alguien es víctima del maltrato doméstico.Please call the authorities if you suspect that someone is the victim of domestic abuse.
2. (rough handling) 
El embalaje deberá ser adecuado para soportar maltratos durante el transporte.The packaging must be good enough to withstand mistreatment during transit.
b. misuse 
La garantía no cubre daños causados por maltrato del aparato.The warranty doesn't cover damage caused by misuse of the appliance.
maltrato
Noun
1. (general) 
a. ill-treatment 
maltrato psicológicopsychological abuse
maltrato
1 (conducta) (al tratar mal) mistreatment; ill-treatment; (al pegar) battering
maltrato conyugal wife-battering
maltrato infantil child abuse
maltrato psicológico psychological abuse
2 [de cosas] rough handling
3 (insultos) abuse; insults
plural
; (p)
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