ill-use

verb
\ ˈil-ˈyüz How to pronounce ill-use (audio) \
ill-used; ill-using; ill-uses

Definition of ill-use

transitive verb

: to use badly : maltreat, abuse

First Known Use of ill-use

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Ill-use.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ill-used. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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ill-use

verb
\ ˈil-ˈyüz\
ill-used; ill-using

Kids Definition of ill-use

: to treat badly

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