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ill-use

[v. il-yooz; n. il-yoos] /v. ˈɪlˈyuz; n. ˈɪlˈyus/
verb (used with object), ill-used, ill-using.
1.
to treat badly, unjustly, cruelly, etc.
noun
2.
Also, ill-usage. bad, unjust, or cruel treatment.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for ill-use

ill-use

verb (ˈɪlˈjuːz)
1.
to use badly or cruelly; abuse; maltreat
noun (ˈɪlˈjuːs)
2.
harsh or cruel treatment; abuse
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