What does overuse mean?

Definitions for overuse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overexploitation, overuse, overutilization, overutilisation(verb)

    exploitation to the point of diminishing returns

  2. overuse, overdrive(verb)

    make use of too often or too extensively

GCIDE

  1. overuse(v. t.)

    To use excessively; to use too often; as, scientists tend to overuse technical terms.

  2. overuse(n.)

    Excessive use.

Wiktionary

  1. overuse(Noun)

    excessive use

  2. overuse(Verb)

    To use too much

Anagrams for overuse »

  1. oeuvres, œuvres

  2. Oeuvres

  3. Œuvres

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Unknown:

    Most people rust out due to lack of challenge. Few people rust out due to overuse.

  2. Avinash Kar:

    This puts California at the forefront of U.S. efforts to address the overuse of antibiotics in meat production.

  3. Ashok Ghosh:

    The cause of the upsurge in arsenic concentration is the overuse of groundwater for irrigation and drinking, which happens when withdrawal rates exceed recharge rate, there is no law here to check excessive groundwater withdrawal.

  4. Sujatha Jahagirdar:

    President Obama gets an A for tackling this problem from multiple angles, but in terms of addressing the biggest problem, the troubling overuse and misuse of antibiotics on large factory farms, the administration gets an incomplete.

  5. Richard Waites:

    One of the things that I am seeing, not just in Baltimore but in other places, is an overuse of gag orders, the proper use of a gag order is to protect a party's rights of some kind. To protect information from going out to the public because it might cause problems -- I don't think that's a proper use of gag orders.

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