Definition of MISUSE

noun : MISUSE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds" ;

verb : MISUSE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly; "The words are misapplied in this context"; "You are misapplying the name of this religious group" ;

  • 2. (

    ) change the inherent purpose or function of something; "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers" ;


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