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abuse

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noun \ə-ˈbyüs\

Medical Definition of abuse

  1. 1:  improper or excessive use or treatment <drug abuse> <long-term abuse of tranquilizers>

  2. 2:  physical maltreatment: asa:  the act of violating sexually :  rapebunder some statutes :  rape or indecent assault not amounting to rape




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abuse

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transitive verb \ə-ˈbyüz\

Medical Definition of abuse

abused; abusing

  1. 1:  to use excessively <abuse alcohol>; also :  to use without medical justification <abusing painkillers>

  2. 2:  to treat so as to injure or damage <abuse a child>

  3. 3a:  masturbateb:  to subject to abuse and especially to rape or indecent assault

abusable \-ˈbyü-zə-bəl\play adjective
abuser noun




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