Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective physically abused.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of ill-treat.

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  • adjective subjected to cruel treatment

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Examples

  • When rushed to the hospital, patients deserve to be given the most effective medicines, not told that the best drugs were already used up on ill-treated livestock.

    Laurie David: Today's Food System: All Drugged Up

  • When rushed to the hospital, patients deserve to be given the most effective medicines, not told that the best drugs were already used up on ill-treated livestock.

    Laurie David: Today's Food System: All Drugged Up

  • She had been brought up with the gentle Hawaiians, who never were ill-treated nor roughly handled, and she generalized that the Solomon Islanders, under kind treatment, would grow gentle.

    Chapter 7

  • Those who kept watching for the sole purpose of finding out whodunit seem to feel especially ill-treated and insulted, and that's understandable, although we're promised a solution and denouement next season.

    Critic's Notebook: A Tale of Two Finales

  • His honesty in admitting that his own hopes had not initially included the removal of President Mubarak, his care to underline the fact that he was not ill-treated while in detention, and the emotion he displayed when shown pictures of some of those who died in Tahrir Square – all these speak of an open heart and an open mind.

    Beyond Tahrir: Two faces of Egypt | Editorial

  • I noticed the stone-deaf man, the twisted oaf whose face I have described as being that of an ill-treated and feeble-minded faun.

    CHAPTER XIII

  • His was the face of an ill-treated and feeble-minded faun.

    CHAPTER V

  • No better example perhaps than the impact of the ECHR on the actions of British forces in Iraq where the state has had to admit liability and pay millions in compensation to Iraqis ill-treated in UK custody and run a meaningful inquiry into what wentwrong.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on Israeli Incompetence

  • It is an established right for society to step in between a man and his horse, but it is still abhorrent for a nation to step in between a handful of rulers and their millions of mismanaged and ill-treated subjects.

    Mexico's Army and Ours

  • Yet, from her conduct, he sensed that she, too, was captive and ill-treated.

    CHAPTER XXV

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