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misuse noun

ADJ. alleged, possible | serious | alcohol, drug, substance alcohol misuse among teenagers | computer He was sacked for computer misuse.

VERB + MISUSE prevent | investigate

PREP. through ~ causing pollution through misuse of pesticides

misuse verb

ADV. grossly He had grossly misused his power.

PHRASES widely misused ‘Marketing’ is a widely misused word in the book business.