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English definition of “misuse”

misuse

noun [C or U]     /ˌmɪsˈjuːs/
C1 an occasion when something is used in an unsuitable way or in a way that was not intended: This new computer system is completely unnecessary and a misuse of taxpayers' money. the misuse of power/drugsUsing and misusing
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