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Overuse   /ˌoʊvərjˈuz/   Listen
Overuse

verb
1.
Make use of too often or too extensively.  Synonym: overdrive.






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"Overuse" Quotes from Famous Books



... extends to the age of nineteen, and rarely over this. During some of these years they are undergoing such organic development as renders them remarkably sensitive. At seventeen I presume that healthy girls are as well able to study, with proper precautions, as men; but before this time overuse, or even a very steady use, of the brain is in many dangerous to health and to every probability ...
— Wear and Tear - or, Hints for the Overworked • Silas Weir Mitchell



Words linked to "Overuse" :   apply, exploitation, employ, utilize, overdrive, utilise, development, use



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