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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.”
Noun
The wrong or improper use of something
“The misuse of drugs.”
Noun
The wrong or improper use of something
“Only drastic curbs on foreigners would prevent the misuse and injury of the indigenous people.”
Verb
To inflict physical or emotional harm upon
“She was the first one of his many masters that had not beaten or misused him.”
Verb
“In actuality, the problem is not the weapons themselves but the people who misuse them.”
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