overused

overuse

[v. oh-ver-yooz; n. oh-ver-yoos]
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:
1670–80; over- + use

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