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  Definition of misuse
  1. improper or excessive use
  2. change the inherent purpose or function of something; "Don''t abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
  3. apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly; "The words are misapplied in this context"; "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"
Similar Words: abuse, pervert, misapply

 

Hyponyms: substance abuse, drug abuse, habit, fracture, take in vain

 

Derivational Morphology: pervert, abuse, misapply, perversion, misapplication

 

 
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