Physical abuse


Physical abuse

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Physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, pain, injury, or other physical suffering or harm.

Basic forms include:

*striking
*punching
*pushing, pulling
* slapping
*Whipping
*striking with an object
*Locking in or out of a room or place/False imprisonment
*pinching
*kicking
*having someone fall
*kneeing
*strangling
*head butting
*drowning
*sleep deprivation
*exposure to cold, freezing
*exposure to heat or radiation, burning
*exposure to electric shock
*placing in "stress positions" (tied or otherwise forced)
*cutting or otherwise exposing somebody to something sharp
*exposure to a dangerous animal
*throwing or shooting a projectile
*exposure to a toxic substance
*infecting with a disease
*withholding food or medication
*spanking is subject to controversy as to whether it qualifies as physical abuse.
*assault
*bodily harm
*humiliation
*torture
* Blinding a person/causing vision impairments e.g. throwing acid into eyes/face, having eyes gouged out.
*negligence
*Biting
*humiliation

ee also

* Assault


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