verb (used with object)
to treat or handle badly, cruelly, or roughly; abuse:
to maltreat a prisoner.
(transitive) to treat badly, cruelly, or inconsiderately
1721, from French maltraitement or formed in English from mal- + treatment.
1708, from French maltraiter, or formed in English from mal- + treat (v.). Related: Maltreated; maltreating.
[mawlt-ster] /ˈmɔlt stər/ noun 1. a maker of or dealer in . /ˈmɔːltstə/ noun 1. a person who makes or deals in malt n. “maker of malt,” early 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), from malt + -ster.
[mawl-tohs] /ˈmɔl toʊs/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble sugar, C 1 2 H 2 2 O 1 1 ⋅H 2 O, formed by the action of diastase, especially from , on starch: used chiefly as a nutrient, as a sweetener, and in culture media. /ˈmɔːltəʊz/ noun 1. a disaccharide of glucose formed by […]
- Malt vinegar
noun a vinegar made from malted barley Usage Note cooking
noun 1. whisky, as Scotch, made entirely from malted barley. noun 1. whisky made from malted barley