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English definition of “misuse”

misuse

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌmɪsˈjuːz/
to use something in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose: He misused his position to obtain money dishonestly.Using and misusing
misuse
 
 
/ˌmɪsˈjuːs/ noun [C, U]
the misuse of drugs/power
(Definition of misuse from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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