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misusage

[mis-yoo-sij, -zij] /mɪsˈyu sɪdʒ, -zɪdʒ/
noun
1.
wrong or improper usage, as of words.
2.
bad or abusive treatment.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; mis-1 + usage
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British Dictionary definitions for misusage

misuse

noun (ˌmɪsˈjuːs)
1.
erroneous, improper, or unorthodox use: misuse of words
2.
cruel or inhumane treatment
verb (transitive) (ˌmɪsˈjuːz)
3.
to use wrongly
4.
to treat badly or harshly
5.
to use (something, esp alcohol, drugs, etc) improperly
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