abuse


2abuse

vt \ə-ˈbyüz\
abusedabus·ing

Definition of ABUSE

1
: to use excessively <abuse alcohol>; also : to use without medical justification <abusing painkillers>
2
: to treat so as to injure or damage <abuse a child>
3
a : masturbate b : to subject to abuse and especially to rape or indecent assault
abus·able \-ˈbyü-zə-bəl\ adjective
abus·er noun

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