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tr.v. mis·used, mis·us·ing, mis·us·es
1. To use incorrectly.
2. To mistreat or abuse. See Synonyms at abuse.
Improper, unlawful, or incorrect use; misapplication.
disused unused misused
A disused place or building is no longer used for its original purpose and is now empty.
The sculpture was stored in a disused lorry factory.
Something that is unused has never been used.
A pile of unused fuel lay nearby.
When something is misused, it is used in a wrong or careless way.
He wanted to prevent science from being misused.
In some cases pesticides are deliberately misused.
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|Adj.||1.||misused - used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose; "misused words are often laughable but one weeps for misused talents"|
used - employed in accomplishing something; "the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"- H.H.Arnold & I.C.Eaker