ill–use

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verb \ˈil-ˈyüz\

Definition of ill–use

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to use badly :  maltreat, abuse

1841

First Known Use of ill–use

1841



ILL–USE Defined for Kids

ill–use

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verb \ˈil-ˈyüz\

Definition of ill–use for Students

ill–used

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ill–using

  1. :  to treat badly


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