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Definitions of 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. 2
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. 2
v. t. - To revile; to reproach coarsely; to disparage. 2
v. t. - To dishonor. 2
v. t. - To violate; to ravish. 2
v. t. - To deceive; to impose on. 2
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. 2
v. t. - Physical ill treatment; injury. 2
v. t. - A corrupt practice or custom; offense; crime; fault; as, the abuses in the civil service. 2
v. t. - Vituperative words; coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; virulent condemnation; reviling. 2
v. t. - Violation; rape; as, abuse of a female child. 2

The word "abuse" uses 5 letters: A B E S U.

Direct anagrams of abuse:
  beaus

Words formed by adding one letter before or after abuse (in bold), or to abesu in any order:
d -   abused   daubes   l -   suable   usable   q -   basque   r -   abuser   bursae   s -   abuses   subsea   t -   beauts  

Shorter words found within abuse:
ab   abs   ae   as   ba   bas   base   be   beau   bus   eau   es   sab   sabe   sae   sau   sea   sub   suba   sue   us   use  

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