Misuse

Definition of Misuse

Mis`use´   Pronunciation: mĭs`ūz´
v. t.1.To treat or use improperly; to use to a bad purpose; to misapply; as, to misuse one's talents.
The sweet poison of misused wine.
- Milton.
2.To abuse; to treat ill.
O, she misused me past the endurance of a block.
- Shak.
n.1.Wrong use; misapplication; erroneous or improper use.
Words little suspected for any such misuse.
- Locke.
2.Violence, or its effects.

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