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Abused meaning in English

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Abused

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1. abused

used improperly or excessively especially drugs

Example Sentences:
'an abused substance'

2. abused, ill-treated, maltreated, mistreated

subjected to cruel treatment

Example Sentences:
'an abused wife'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Abused

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verb (əˈbjuːz ) (transitive)
1. 
to use incorrectly or improperly; misuse
2. 
to maltreat, esp physically or sexually
3. 
to speak insultingly or cruelly to; revile
4. (reflexive)
to masturbate
noun (əˈbjuːs )
5. 
improper, incorrect, or excessive use; misuse
6. 
maltreatment of a person; injury
7. 
insulting, contemptuous, or coarse speech
8. 
an evil, unjust, or corrupt practice
9.  child abuse
10. archaic
a deception

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Abused

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verb transitiveWord forms: aˈbused or aˈbusing
1. 
to use wrongly; misuse
to abuse a privilege
2. 
a. 
to hurt by treating badly; mistreat
b. 
to inflict physical, sexual, or psychological harm upon
3. 
to use insulting, coarse, or bad language about or to; revile
noun
4. 
wrong, bad, or excessive use
5. 
mistreatment, esp. by the infliction of physical, sexual, or psychological harm; injury
6. 
a bad, unjust, or corrupt custom or practice
7. 
insulting or coarse language
8.  Obsolete
deception

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Abused

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tr.v. a·bused, a·bus·ing, a·bus·es
1. To use improperly or excessively; misuse: abuse alcohol; abuse a privilege.
2. To hurt or injure by maltreatment; ill-use: animals that were abused by a negligent owner.
3. To force sexual activity on; rape or molest.
4. To assail with insulting or hurtful words; revile.
5. Obsolete To deceive or trick.
n. (ə-bys)
1.
a. Improper or excessive use; misuse: abuse of authority; drug abuse.
b. Rough treatment or use: shoes that have taken a lot of abuse.
2.
a. Physical maltreatment or violence: spousal abuse.
b. Sexual abuse.
c. Insulting or hurtful language, especially when used to threaten or demoralize: subjected her subordinates to verbal abuse.
3. An unjust or wrongful practice: a government that commits abuses against its citizens.

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