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overuse

[v. oh-ver-yooz; n. oh-ver-yoos] /v. ˌoʊ vərˈyuz; n. ˈoʊ vərˈyus/
verb (used with object), overused, overusing.
1.
to use too much or too often:
to overuse an expression.
noun
2.
excessive use:
to strain one's voice through overuse.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; over- + use
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overuse

n.

also over-use, 1862, from over- + use (n.).

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