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ill-use

 
pronunciation:
Il yus
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ill-uses, ill-using, ill-used
definition: to treat cruelly or badly; mistreat.
similar words:
abuse, mistreat, misuse, wrong
 
part of speech: noun
definition: bad or cruel treatment.
similar words:
abuse
derivation: ill-usage (n.)