Child-abuse



noun
1.
mistreatment of a child by a parent or guardian, including neglect, beating, and sexual molestation.
noun
1.
physical, sexual, or emotional ill-treatment or neglect of a child, esp by those responsible for its welfare See also nonaccidental injury

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    [chahyld-bat-er-ing] /ˈtʃaɪldˌbæt ər ɪŋ/ noun 1. the physical abuse of a child by a parent or guardian, as by beating.



  • Childbearing

    [chahyld-bair-ing] /ˈtʃaɪldˌbɛər ɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of producing or bringing forth . adjective 2. capable of, suitable for, or relating to the of a or of : the childbearing years. childbearing child·bear·ing (chīld’bâr’ĭng) n. Pregnancy and parturition. child’bear’ing adj.

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    [chahyld-bair-ing] /ˈtʃaɪldˌbɛər ɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of producing or bringing forth . adjective 2. capable of, suitable for, or relating to the of a or of : the childbearing years. noun 1. n. also childbearing, “bringing forth of a child,” late 14c., from child + verbal noun of bear (v.). As an adjective from […]



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