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1 abuse ˈbjuːz/ verb
abuses; abused; abusing
1 abuse
ˈbjuːz/
verb
abuses; abused; abusing
Learner's definition of ABUSE
[+ object]
: to treat (a person or animal) in a harsh or harmful way
: to use or treat (something) in a way that causes damage
: to use (something) wrongly
: to use too much of (a drug, alcohol, etc.)
: to attack (someone) in words

— abused

adjective

— abuser

noun, plural abusers [count]
2 abuse ˈbjuːs/ noun
plural abuses
2 abuse
ˈbjuːs/
noun
plural abuses
Learner's definition of ABUSE
: the act or practice of abusing someone or something: such as
: harmful treatment of a person or animal
[noncount]
[plural]
[noncount] : the use or treatment of something in a way that causes damage
: the act or practice of using something wrongly
[noncount]
[count]
[noncount] : the act or practice of using too much of a drug, alcohol, etc.
[noncount] : harsh and insulting language
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