Definition of Overuse

1. Noun. Exploitation to the point of diminishing returns.

Exact synonyms: Overexploitation, Overutilisation, Overutilization
Generic synonyms: Development, Exploitation
Derivative terms: Overexploit



2. Verb. Make use of too often or too extensively.
Exact synonyms: Overdrive
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize

Definition of Overuse

1. Verb. To use too much ¹

2. Noun. excessive use ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overuse

1. to use too much [v -USED, -USING, -USES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overuse

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overuse (current term)
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Literary usage of Overuse

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1. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop by Jeff Anderson (2005)
"AKA overuse of exclamation mark. Student Error Behind the Error Don't use it (an exclamation point) unless you must to achieve a certain effect. ..."

2. The Healthy child from two to seven by Francis Hamilton Mccarthy (1922)
"overuse OF THE WORD "DON'T" Probably most parents of young children will admit that they overuse the word "Don't", and that they often use the word ..."

3. A Manual of the Mechanics of Writing by Raymond Woodbury Pence (1921)
"The Exclamation Point overuse of. 8. The exclamation point is frequently used too often by inexperienced writers. It should not be employed when another ..."

4. Physical Fitness: A Guide for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury by David F. Apple, Jr. (1996)
"This chapter reviews several overuse injuries of the upper limb that are frequently ... A GENERALIZED APPROACH TO overuse INJURIES Definition Most ..."

5. Images of Israel by Hanan Isachar, Danny Ben-Tal, Hedva Isachar Canetti (1994)
"The lower portion of the Dead Sea is drying up both because of overuse of the waters of the Jordan River, which is the main source of the Dead Sea, ..."

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