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Noun
The wrong or improper use of something
“Exercise of public power has to be coupled with accountability; otherwise, it would lead to misuse of power.”
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The wrong or improper use of something
“The misuse of drugs.”
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The wrong or improper use of something
“Only drastic curbs on foreigners would prevent the misuse and injury of the indigenous people.”
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The action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work
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Crudity, savagery, especially in speech
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Tampering with
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Excessive use
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The fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner
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The improper treatment of a patient by a physician that results in injury or loss
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The squandering of money, energy, or resources
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The presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects
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To inflict emotional or physical harm or distress upon
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“She was the first one of his many masters that had not beaten or misused him.”
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To use (something) in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose
“In actuality, the problem is not the weapons themselves but the people who misuse them.”
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To use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
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To exploit someone for one's own benefit, especially in an underhanded way
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To decrease the value, character, or quality of
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To overuse
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Penalize for wrongdoing
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Not make use of
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To administer wrongly or badly
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