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- adjective constituting or characterized by or given to catachresis
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Its plural is catachreses, its adjectival forms catachrestic and catachrestical.
I begged leave, in assenting to his doctrine, to differ from his application of it, as we ought not to risk, by using a figurative expression, the exciting of any absurd images or catachrestical ideas.