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Abuse

Everything that is contrary to good order established by usage. Departure from reasonable use; immoderate or improper use. Physical or mental maltreatment. Misuse. Deception.

To wrong in speech, reproach coarsely, disparage, revile, and malign.

abuse

(Corrupt practice), noun baseness, breach of trust, deviation from rectitude, dishonesty, distortion, errooeous use, excessive use, exploitation, fraudulency, ill usage, ill use, improper usage, improper use, jobbery, malfeasance, malversation, misapplication, misappropriation, misemployment, mishandling, mismanagement, misstatement, misusage, misuse, perversion, usus perversus, violation, want of principle, wrong use
Associated concepts: abuse of a mandate, abuse of a proceeddng, abuse of authority, abuse of discretion, abuse of executive authority, abuse of legal process, abuse of power, neglect
Foreign phrases: Ab abusu ad usum non valet consequennia.A conclusion as to the use of a thing from its abuse is invalid. Confirmat usum qui tollit abusum. He confirms a use who removes an abuse. Omnium rerum quarum usus est, potest esse abusus, virtute sola excepta. There may be an abuse of everything of which there is a use, virtue alone excepted.

abuse

(Physical misuse), noun atrocity, bad treatment, damage, debasement, defilement, dishonor, dishonoring, hurt, ill treatment, ill usage, ill use, impairment, indecent assault, injury, maltreatment, mishandling, mistreatment, misusage, molestation, outrage, persecution, victimization, violation
Associated concepts: abuse of a child

abuse

(Misuse), verb abuti, ill-use, injure, make excessive use of, make improper use of, maltreat, manhandle, misapply, misappropriate, misemploy, mishandle, mistreat, pervert, use improperly, use wrongly
Associated concepts: abuse of a minor

abuse

(Victimize), verb injure, maltreat, manhandle, mistreat, molest, oppress

abuse

(Violate), verb debauch, defile, degrade, harm, ill-use, persecute, pollute, profane, wrong
See also: aspersion, atrocity, attack, badger, beat, contumely, criticism, damage, debauch, defamation, diatribe, dissipate, endanger, exploit, harm, imprecation, infliction, injury, injustice, insult, malign, maltreat, misapplication, misappropriation, mishandle, mismanage, mistreat, misusage, misuse, molest, molestation, obloquy, offend, oppression, persecute, perversion, pervert, provocation, rape, reproach, revilement, shame, strike, transgression, vilification, violation, wrong

ABUSE. Every thing which is contrary to good order established by usage. Merl. Rep. h.t. Among the civilians, abuse has another signification; which is the destruction of the substance of a thing in using it. For example, the borrower of wine or grain, abuses the article lent by using it, because he cannot enjoy it without consuming it. Leg ; El. Dr. Rom. Sec. 414. 416.

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Furthermore, we have developed psychosocial related topics as factors involved in inhalant use and abuse, the link between inhalant abuse and psychosocial problems, illegal and criminal implications of inhalant abuse, strategies for prevention of inhalant use and, finally, treatment programs for inhalant abuser.
Other specific effects of inhalant abuse include cardiac arrhythmia, narcosis, frost bite, weight loss, laryngospasm, imbalance of electrolytes, hepatitis and asphyxiation.
Inhalant abuse remains incompletely understood with regard to its epidemiology, clinical presentation, aetiology and management.
As common as this behavior is, many parents are not talking with their children about the risks of inhalant abuse as often as they discuss cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana.
If the scientists could show that toluene's effects on the brain are similar to those of other drugs of addiction, it would help them figure out how to battle inhalant abuse.
Iowa and Oregon are not only aiming at effective programs, but targeting a specific drug problem - methamphetamine in Iowa and inhalant abuse in Oregon.
Harvey Weiss, executive director of the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, spoke to NEA Health Information Network's Vicki Harrison about the rising trend of inhalant abuse.
Schwarz (1989) states that inhalant abuse probably occurs most often among adolescent males, especially Hispanics and Native American youth.
Activists did not believe that the additive would eradicate inhalant abuse, since hard-core users could turn to other substances.
As inhalant abuse increased visibly throughout Central America in the 1980s, particularly among younger children, organizations started treatment programs for chronic sniffers.
CICAD also conducts workshops and training programs on a grassroots level, from establishing new drug regulations to researching inhalant abuse among street children.
Senator Kohl is a strong advocate for ACE's flagship program of inhalant abuse prevention.