chemical abuse

noun

: substance abuse
The most valuable lesson that a college can teach students is to cherish their ability to think clearly and refrain from chemical abuse.Christian Science Monitor, 28 Feb. 2014
… the video uses actors and staged sequences to depict three different families suffering from chemical abuse.Janice Ellinghausen, Video Review, May 1990
chemical abuser noun

Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chemical abuse was in 1969

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“Chemical abuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemical%20abuse. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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