abuse

  1. cruel or inhumane treatment
  2. a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
  3. improper or excessive use

Abuse

Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; crimes, or other types of aggression. ==Types and contexts of abuse== ===Abuse of authority=== Abuse of authority, in the fo...
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abuse

(ә-būs´) misuse, maltreatment, or excessive use.
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abuse

[n] - a rude expression intended to offend or hurt 2. [v] - use foul or abusive language towards
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Abuse

• (v. t.) To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse inherited gold; to make an excessive use of; as, to abuse one`s authority. • (v. t.) To use ill; to maltreat; to act injuriously to; to punish or to tax excessively; to hurt; as, to abuse prisoners, to ...
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abuse

insult noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; `when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse`; `they yelled insults at the visiting team`
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abuse

[Verb] To insult or mistreat another person.
Example: The home fans abused the black players by swearing at them.
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Abuse

A·buse' noun [ French abus , Latin abusus , from abuti . See Abuse , transitive verb ] 1. Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers ; an abuse of civil rights...
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Abuse

A·buse' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Abused ; present participle & verbal noun Abusing .] [ French abuser ; Latin abusus , past participle of abuti to abuse, misuse; ab + uti to use....
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abuse

1. Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an abuse of language. 'Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty, as well as by the abuses of power.' (Madison) ... 2. Physical ill treatment; injury. 'Rejoice . . . at t...
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abuse

abuse (uh BYOOZ) 1. To use wrongly or improperly; misuse, harm; maltreatment, injure: 'Qaeda Militants (terrorists) must stop abusing hostages.' 2. To assail with abusive words; revile, vilify, disparage: 'The old shrew abused everyone in a loud voice.' 3. A corrupt practice or activity; unfair use, improper use: 'Too many politicians ten...
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Abuse

Excessive use of a drug (such as alcohol, narcotics etc). Taking of a drug without medical justification.
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Abuse

Improper use or treatment of someone or something that is generally considered harmful and/or dangerous. Narrower term(s): Child Abuse Drug Abuse Substance Abuse Alcohol Abuse Sexual Abuse Physical Abuse Emotional Abuse
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abuse

Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-byūs′ Definitions: 1. Misuse or wrongful use, especially excessive use, of anything. 2. Injurious, harmful, or offensive treatment, as in child abuse or sexual abuse
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Abuse

When used as a legal term in the business of healthcare, it normally refers to actions that do not involve intentional misrepresentations in billing but which, nevertheless, result in improper conduct. Consequences can result in civil liability and administrative sanctions. An example of abuse is the excessive use of medical supplies. (Also see Fra...
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