Abusable(a.) That may be abused.
Abuse(v. t.) To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse inherited gold; to make an excessive use of; as, to abuse one's authority.
Abuse(v. t.) To use ill; to maltreat; to act injuriously to; to punish or to tax excessively; to hurt; as, to abuse prisoners, to abuse one's powers, one's patience.
Abuse(v. t.) To revile; to reproach coarsely; to disparage.
Abuse(v. t.) To dishonor.
Abuse(v. t.) To violate; to ravish.
Abuse(v. t.) To deceive; to impose on.
Abuse(v. t.) Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an abuse of language.
Abuse(v. t.) Physical ill treatment; injury.
Abuse(v. t.) A corrupt practice or custom; offense; crime; fault; as, the abuses in the civil service.
Abuse(v. t.) Vituperative words; coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; virulent condemnation; reviling.
Abuse(v. t.) Violation; rape; as, abuse of a female child.
Abused(imp. & p. p.) of Abuse
Abuseful(a.) Full of abuse; abusive.
Abuser(n.) One who abuses [in the various senses of the verb].
Abusing(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Abuse
Abusion(v. t.) Evil or corrupt usage; abuse; wrong; reproach; deception; cheat.
Abusive(a.) Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.
Abusive(a.) Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.
Abusive(a.) Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow.
Abusive(a.) Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.
Abusive(a.) Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.
Abusively(adv.) In an abusive manner; rudely; with abusive language.
Abusiveness(n.) The quality of being abusive; rudeness of language, or violence to the person.
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