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1. overuse

noun. ['ˌoʊvɝˈjuːz'] exploitation to the point of diminishing returns.

Synonyms

  • overutilisation
  • overexploitation
  • overutilization
  • development

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • abstain
  • nonfunctional
  • functional

Etymology

  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • use (English)
  • usen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Overuse

  • misconstrues
  • transfuse
  • newport-news
  • santa-cruz
  • drive-thrus
  • disabuse
  • aeroperu's
  • worldnews
  • underuse
  • primenews
  • kangaroos
  • excuse
  • confuse
  • chartreuse
  • suffuse
  • shampoos
  • revues
  • reviews
  • review's
  • refuse
  • recuse
  • misuse
  • infuse
  • diffuse
  • defuse
  • bocuse
  • bemuse
  • toulouse
  • tattoos
  • taboos

Sentences with overuse


1. Verb, base form
Don't overuse the rhetorical question.

2. Noun, singular or mass
For a time, silver nitrate was used to darken hair until overuse resulted in a purple color.

2. overuse

verb. ['ˌoʊvɝˈjuːz'] make use of too often or too extensively.

Synonyms

  • utilize
  • employ
  • overdrive
  • utilise
  • apply

Antonyms

  • inutility
  • supply
  • refrain
  • fire

Etymology

  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • use (English)
  • usen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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