AskDefine | Define overuse

Dictionary Definition

overuse n : exploitation to the point of diminishing returns [syn: overexploitation, overutilization, overutilisation] v : make use of too often or too extensively [syn: overdrive]

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English

Pronunciation

  • (verb):
    • a UK: /ˌəʊvəˈjuːz/, /%@Uv@"ju:z/
    • a US: , /ˌoʊvɚˈjuːz/, /%oUv@`"ju:z/
  • (noun):
    • a UK: /ˌəʊvəˈjuːs/, /%@Uv@"ju:s/
    • a US: , /ˌoʊvɚˈjuːs/, /%oUv@`"ju:s/

Verb

  1. To use too much

Translations

To use too much

Noun

  1. excessive use

Translations

excessive use
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