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misuse

2 noun
     
mis‧use2 [uncountable and countable]
the use of something in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose [= abuse]:
a system designed to prevent credit card misuse
drug/alcohol misuse
Children who begin smoking when young are at greater risk from drugs misuse.
misuse of
a scandalous misuse of public funds

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