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Noun
Plural for the wrong or improper use of something
“Exercise of public power has to be coupled with accountability to prevent it from leading to the misuse of power.”
Noun
Plural for the abuse or mistreatment of someone
“Only drastic curbs on foreigners would prevent the misuse and injury of the indigenous people.”
Noun
Plural for the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work
Noun
Plural for crudity, savagery, especially in speech
Noun
Plural for the misappropriation of funds
Noun
Plural for the improper treatment of a patient by a physician that results in injury or loss
Noun
Plural for the blundering use of an absurdly inappropriate word or expression in place of a similar-sounding one
Noun
Plural for the squandering of money, energy, or resources
Noun
Manipulation or falsification
Noun
Plural for the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects
Noun
Plural for a grammatical mistake in speech or writing
Verb
To inflict emotional or physical harm or distress upon
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“She was the first one of his many masters that would not beat or misuse him.”
Verb
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 cause pain through mistreatment
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Use too much
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Not make use of
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To administer wrongly or badly
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To hurt or injure someone physically, mentally or emotionally
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To desecrate or decrease the value, character, or quality of
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