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Overuse   Listen
verb
overuse  v. t.  To use excessively; to use too often; as, scientists tend to overuse technical terms.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Overuse" Quotes from Famous Books



... Environment-current issues: the overuse of pastures and subsequent soil erosion attributable to population pressures; desertification; deforestation of tropical rain forest, in response to both international demand for tropical timber and to domestic ...
— The 1998 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... gold has become dim, through the fretting cares or the surging excitements of life. It is awful when such is the case, when the promise and interest of youth settles into impotence and rigidity, when the type which once had the die of thought fresh upon it is worn flat by overuse, or when the shell, once the home of life and bright with ocean's spray, lies with faded colour and emptied hollowness. This is melancholy, indeed, and many such wrecks of religious life are around ...
— Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known Characters • George Milligan, J. G. Greenhough, Alfred Rowland, Walter F.

... Environment - current issues: overuse of pastures and subsequent soil erosion attributable to population pressures; desertification; deforestation of tropical rain forest, in response to both international demand for tropical timber and to ...
— The 2007 CIA World Factbook • United States

... of the brain produced by excessive use of alcoholic stimulants; derived from two Greek words, oinos, wine, and mania, madness. The same disease sometimes arises from overuse of tobacco and ...
— The American Woman's Home • Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe



Words linked to "Overuse" :   apply, overexploitation, utilize, utilise, use, overutilisation, overutilization, employ, development



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