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Misuse

Mis`use´   Pronunciation: mĭs`ūz´
v. t.1.To treat or use improperly; to use to a bad purpose; to misapply; as, to misuse one's talents.
2.To abuse; to treat ill.
n.1.Wrong use; misapplication; erroneous or improper use.
Words little suspected for any such misuse.
- Locke.
2.Violence, or its effects.
Noun1.misuse - improper or excessive use
Synonyms: abuse
Verb1.misuse - 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"
Synonyms: misapply
2.misuse - 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"
Synonyms: abuse, pervert
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misty steam
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