Definition of misuse noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    misuse

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌmɪsˈyus//
     
    [uncountable, countable, usually singular]
     
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  1. 1the act of using something in a dishonest way or for the wrong purpose synonym abuse
  2. 2 alcohol/drug misuse the misuse of power/authority a misuse of public funds
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: misuse

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