from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Abusive treatment.
  • noun Improper application, as of words.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Ill usage; bad treatment; abuse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Bad treatment; abuse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Improper usage (especially of words)
  • noun Abuse


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