Abuse is the improper usage or treatment for a bad purpose, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, sexual assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; wrongful practice or custom; offense; crime, or otherwise verbal aggression.

Read more about Abuse:  Characteristics and Styles of Abuse, Psychological Characteristics of Abusers, Effects of Abuse On Victims, Victim Blaming, Intergenerational Transmission of Abuse, Abuse Cases

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