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overuse

verb

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to use so much as to make less appealing
  • she had overused that joke to the point where it was eliciting groans and not guffaws

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The first known use of overuse was in 1607

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“Overuse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/overuse. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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