AskDefine | Define abusing

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  1. present participle of abuse

Extensive Definition

Abuse refers to the use or treatment of something (a person, item, substance, concept, or vocabulary) that is seen as harmful.
Several types of abuse include:
abusing in Catalan: Abús
abusing in German: Missbrauch
abusing in French: Maltraitance
abusing in Italian: Abuso
abusing in Hebrew: התעללות
abusing in Hungarian: Visszaélés
abusing in Japanese: 虐待
abusing in Polish: Abuse (internet)
abusing in Portuguese: Abuso
abusing in Romanian: Abuz
abusing in Russian: Злоупотребление
abusing in Sicilian: Abbusu
abusing in Simple English: Abuse
abusing in Turkish: İstismar
abusing in Yiddish: באלעסטיגן
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