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English definition of “use”

use

noun [C or U] (REDUCTION)    /juːs/
an action that reduces or finishes the amount of something available , by eating it, burning it, writing on it, or by a chemical reaction : Building a dam would be a use of financial resources which this country cannot afford .Using and misusing
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