American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To use to excess.
- n. Excessive use.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To use to excess; use too much or too frequently.
- n. Too much or too frequent use.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To use excessively; to use too often.
- n. Excessive use.
- n. exploitation to the point of diminishing returns
- v. make use of too often or too extensively
- Over- + use (Wiktionary)
“After receiving more than 360 complaints that long-term overuse of the popular denture cream Fixodent caused serious nerve damage, the”
“The FDA has called the overuse of antibiotics in food animals "a serious public health threat," linking it to the emergence of super-scary superbugs like MRSA.”
“It's a metaphor too good not to overuse, which is why everything from insurance companies to arctic icebreakers have incorporated the word Sampo in their names.”
“For example, we might say that a machine has broken down due to overuse, which is a relational property.”
“GUPTA: Her ground strokes, well, they are improving but her joints are suffering from something called overuse injuries.”
“But her joints are suffering from something called overuse injuries.”
“Easing chest pain in these patients isn't a bad thing, so misunderstanding the benefits of stents wouldn't technically be called overuse, he said.”
“The Dartmouth Atlas that measures regional variation in the supposed "overuse" of care ranks the state near the U.S. middle.”
“However, what I find even more troubling is citing the "overuse" by certain Germans of "Helden" (heroes) during World War I to "ennoble German militarism," as being germane to the discussion of our American heroes.”
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