overutilize

verb over·uti·lize \ ˌō-vər-ˈyü-tə-ˌlīz \

Definition of overutilize

overutilized; overutilizing
: to utilize (something) too much : to use (something) excessively or too frequently
  • overutilizing medical services
  • overutilizes credit cards

overutilization

play \ˌō-vər-ˌyü-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun, plural overutilizations
    • The main reason for our rising health care costs had been overutilization
    • —Bryan Burklow

First Known Use of overutilize

1875

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