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2 definitions found
 for ill-usage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  ill-usage \ill-usage\ n.
     1. cruel or inhumane treatment.
     Syn: maltreatment, ill-treatment, abuse.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: cruel or inhumane treatment; "the child showed signs of
           physical abuse" [syn: maltreatment, ill-treatment,
           ill-usage, abuse]

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