Definition of child abuse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


child abuse

BrE BrE//ˈtʃaɪld əbjuːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃaɪld əbjuːs//
[uncountable] Types of crime
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the crime of harming a child in a physical, sexual or emotional way victims of child abuse See related entries: Types of crime
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: child abuse