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Noun: overuse  'ow-vu(r)'yoos
  1. Exploitation to the point of diminishing returns
    - overexploitation, overutilization, overutilisation [Brit]
Verb: overuse  'ow-vu(r)'yoos
  1. Make use of too often or too extensively
    - overdrive, overutilize, overutilise [Brit]

Derived forms: overused, overusing, overuses

Type of: apply, development, employ, exploitation, use, utilise [Brit], utilize