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English definition of “overuse”

overuse

noun [U]     /ˌəʊ.vəˈjuːs/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
the fact that something is used too often or too much: The overuse of X-rays may be causing 250 deaths each year.Using and misusing
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