Medical Dictionary

2abuse

vt \ə-ˈbyüz\
abusedabus·ing

Medical 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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