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tr.v. o·ver·used, o·ver·us·ing, o·ver·us·es
To use to excess.
Past participle: overused
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|Noun||1.||overuse - exploitation to the point of diminishing returns|
|Verb||1.||overuse - make use of too often or too extensively|
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"