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overuse

verb over·use \ ˌō-vər-ˈyüz \

Definition of overuse

overused; overusing
: to use (something) too much : to use (something) excessively or too frequently
  • a word that has been greatly overused
  • At best, gatekeepers can keep everyone from overusing costly high-tech treatments when primary care is enough.
  • —Marilyn Chase

First Known Use of overuse

1607

in the meaning defined above

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overuse

noun over·use \ ˌō-vər-ˈyüs \

Definition of overuse

: too much use : excessive or too frequent use
  • the overuse of antibiotics
  • athletes suffering from overuse injuries
  • His overuse of four-letter words—often a dozen per page—may accurately mirror a macho world where cussing is cool, but it is tedious to read.
  • —Frederick Kaufman

First Known Use of overuse

1612

in the meaning defined above

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