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Definitions and Synonyms of abused | Another word for abused | What is abused?

Definition 1: subjected to cruel treatment - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where abused or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an abused wife

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(abused is similar to ...) exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury

"a battered child" "the battered woman syndrome"

Definition 2: used improperly or excessively especially drugs - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where abused or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an abused substance

(abused is similar to ...) used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose

"misused words are often laughable but one weeps for misused talents"

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