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Definition of misuse:

  1. To abuse; to treat ill.
  2. To treat or use improperly; to use to a bad purpose; to misapply; as, to misuse one's talents.
  3. Violence, or its effects.
  4. Wrong use; misapplication; erroneous or improper use.


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