from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To use to excess.
- noun Excessive use.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Too much or too frequent use.
- To use to excess; use too much or too frequently.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To use excessively; to use too often.
- noun Excessive use.
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- verb To
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun exploitation to the point of diminishing returns
- verb make use of too often or too extensively
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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.
"However, one of the effects of long-term overuse of alcohol is considerable weight loss and muscle wastage, which are recognised consequences of the way alcohol damages the body.
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.