verb (used with object), o·ver·used, o·ver·us·ing.
Origin of overuse
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Obsessive exercising and inadequate nutrition can, over time, put people at high risk for overuse injuries like stress fractures.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Overuse of the word "interesting" reflects the cynical tastes of an information-rich audience.Zany, Cute, Interesting: What the Words We Use Say About Us|Benjamin Lytal|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Our Bodies, Ourselves remains theoretically feminist, of course—even if there is a conscious effort made not to overuse the word.
Instead of creating safer births and healthier moms and babies, our overuse of technology has caused a host of problems.Doctors Need Midwives: Ina May Gaskin on the U.S. Maternity-Care Crisis|Ina May Gaskin|May 5, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Your back is starting to ache, fingers locking up from overuse, and right now you truly appreciate the cheesesteak.
I lowed he was a bit out o temper with the knife; an it did look sort o foul sir, along o overuse an neglect.Every Man for Himself|Norman Duncan
A great cause of ill health is overuse of sugar in concentrated form, candy, etc., especially by the sedentary.How to Live|Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
Find synonyms for words which you have a tendency to overuse.The Style Book of The Detroit News|The Detroit News
And, not content with this overuse of one particular type of judgment, our critics claim its monopoly.Essays in Radical Empiricism|William James
This is a "novicy" kind of diction in which the would-be forcible writer defeats his object by the overuse of expletives.The Verbalist|Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)