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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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In a study of 27 cases, Feder et al [23] found vocal abuse, intubation and gastro-oesophageal reflux as predisposing factors.
Vocal abuse either occupational or habitual is a dominant precipitating factor in the causation of common benign lesions, whereas poor vocal hygiene, exposure to irritants, and primary nasal pathology also play a significant role in the etiopathogenesis of these lesions.
Vocal Abuse: Vocal abuse is any behavior or occurrence that strains or injuries the vocal folds or vocal cords.
What Are Some of the Disorders of Vocal Abuse and Misuse?
Vocal abuse includes the yelling, screaming and strained vocalizations common in classes.
In this study, vocal abuse was the main predisposing factor in vocal cord nodules (100%) and vocal cord polyp (70%).
It can be inferred that with speech therapy, enhances the development of specific strategies work management to deal with the students, which reduces the occurrence of vocal abuse and promotes interaction and communication in the classroom between the student and the teacher, making the most pleasurable and satisfying work.
hoarseness), vocal abuse, allergies, gastroesophageal reflux related voice abnormalities, and medication effects.
Often, yelling over loud music regardless of microphone availability is the most common cause of vocal abuse.
The clinicopathologic spectrum of benign mass lesions of the vocal fold due to vocal abuse.
It is to them that we wish to convey the notion that vocal misuse and vocal abuse can cause serious vocal modifications; it is to them that we hope to provide incentive that will lead them to change their day-to-day vocal behaviours.