Definition of "abused" []

  • To use incorrectly or improperly; misuse (verb)
  • To maltreat, esp physically or sexually (verb)
  • To speak insultingly or cruelly to; revile (verb)
  • To masturbate (verb)
  • Improper, incorrect, or excessive use; misuse (noun)
  • Maltreatment of a person; injury (noun)
  • Insulting, contemptuous, or coarse speech (noun)
  • An evil, unjust, or corrupt practice (noun)
  • A deception (noun)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of abuse. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "abused" in a sentence
  • "And though I see the term abused much more often than I see it used well, I've have to say this trend in our government is precisely what I'd call "Un-American"."
  • "Miss Lackey's definition of 'abused' is so broad that any reader who had parents can fancy they were eligible to be whisked off to Elfland."
  • "To say she has concerns that the current wording might be misinterpreted or abused is reasonable."