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misuse

noun

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incorrect or improper use
  • the warranty for this dryer is null and void if you subject the product to deliberate misuse

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misuse

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of misuse (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to put to a bad or improper use
  • an actor who misused his considerable talent by appearing in too many lousy movies

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2 to inflict physical or emotional harm upon
  • sadly misused by the people he had trusted

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“Misuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/misuse. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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