What does misuse mean?

Definitions for misuse
mɪsˈyus; -ˈyuzmis·use

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word misuse.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misuse, abuse(verb)

    improper or excessive use

    "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"

  2. misapply, misuse(verb)

    apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly

    "The words are misapplied in this context"; "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"

  3. pervert, misuse, abuse(verb)

    change the inherent purpose or function of something

    "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misuse(verb)

    to treat or use improperly; to use to a bad purpose; to misapply; as, to misuse one's talents

  2. Misuse(verb)

    to abuse; to treat ill

  3. Misuse(noun)

    wrong use; misapplication; erroneous or improper use

  4. Misuse(noun)

    violence, or its effects

Freebase

  1. Misuse

    Misuse is a five-piece instrumental group from Athens, Greece. Their music is mainly characterized as post-rock mixed with electronic music elements. Their tracks often follow a scenario-based structure, which has led some critics to describe their music as “cinematic rock”.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Misuse

    mis-ūs′, n. improper use: application to a bad purpose.—v.t. Misuse (mis-ūz′), to use for a wrong purpose or in a wrong way: to treat ill: to abuse.—n. Misus′age, ill-usage: abuse.

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How to say misuse in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of misuse in a Sentence

  1. Cleta Mitchell:

    It is a misuse of taxpayer money.

  2. Doug Fierberg:

    The dangers of fraternities are not myths. They are reality, the failure by universities to tell the truth about the risks facing students in fraternities specifically related to hazing misuse and abuse of alcohol and other misconduct is the new battleground.

  3. Kent Walker:

    Developers want to create applications that work across platforms, without fearing that companies will misuse copyright law to block interoperability, we look forward to the Court's decision.

  4. Christopher Moriates:

    Many times the assumption seems to be that these patients use their inhalers outside of the hospital so they already know how to do so, but this study and others have shown this is not true and the vast majority of these patients actively misuse their inhalers, the astonishing thing is these patients often spend a few days in the hospital, receiving respiratory therapies multiple times each day, so lack of effective inhaler teaching during hospitalization is a foolishly squandered golden opportunity.

  5. Marcus Bachhuber:

    Benzodiazepines have several known safety risks : in addition to overdose, they are conclusively linked to falls, fractures, motor vehicle accidents, and can lead to misuse and addiction.

Images & Illustrations of misuse

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