abused

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Verb[edit]

abused

  1. simple past tense and past participle of abuse

Adjective[edit]

abused ‎(comparative more abused, superlative most abused)

  1. Having been a victim of some form of abuse, most commonly child abuse or domestic violence.
  2. Overused; used profligately or in excess.

Usage notes[edit]

The second sense (Overused; used profligately or in excess) is uncommon except in the phrase much-abused.

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