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English noun: overuse

1. overuse (act) exploitation to the point of diminishing returns

Synonymsoverexploitation, overutilisation, overutilization

Broader (hypernym)development, exploitation

English verb: overuse

1. overuse (consumption) make use of too often or too extensively


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

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