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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. abuse: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. abuse: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. abuse: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. abuse: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. abuse: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. abuse, abuse: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Abuse, abuse: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. abuse: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. abuse: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. abuse: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. abuse: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. abuse: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. abuse: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. abuse (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. abuse: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. abuse: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Abuse (computer game), Abuse (video game), Abuse: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Abuse: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. abuse: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. abuse: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. abuse: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. abuse: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. Abuse: Encarta® Online Encyclopedia, North American Edition [home, info]
  24. abuse: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. abuse: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. abuse: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. abuse: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. abuse: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. abuse: Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric [home, info]
  2. ABUSE: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (7 matching dictionaries)
  1. abuse: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  2. abuse: Everybody's Legal Dictionary [home, info]
  3. Abuse: DivorceNet.com (Annotated Divorce Law Dictionary) [home, info]
  4. abuse: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  5. ABUSE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  6. abuse: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  7. abuse: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Abuse: Game Dictionary [home, info]
  2. abuse: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (5 matching dictionaries)
  1. Abuse: Reactive Attachment Disorder [home, info]
  2. Abuse: Merck Manuals [home, info]
  3. Abuse: MedFriendly Glossary [home, info]
  4. abuse: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  5. abuse: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. abuse: Sociology [home, info]
  2. Abuse: Brilliant Dream Dictionary [home, info]
  3. abuse: Idioms [home, info]

Sports dictionaries Sports (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Abuse: Sports Definitions [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (abuse)

noun:  a rude expression intended to offend or hurt ("When a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse")
noun:  improper or excessive use
noun:  cruel or inhumane treatment
verb:  use foul or abusive language towards ("The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket")
verb:  treat badly ("This boss abuses his workers")
verb:  change the inherent purpose or function of something ("Don't abuse the system")

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