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1) child abuse. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...child abuse, physical, sexual, or emotional maltreatment or neglect of children by parents, guardians, or others responsible for a child's welfare. Physical abuse...

2) abuse. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: aˇbused, aˇbusˇing, aˇbusˇes1. To use wrongly or improperly; misuse: abuse alcohol; abuse a privilege. 2. To hurt or injure by maltreatment; ill-use....

3) abuse. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Physically harmful treatment: ill-treatment, maltreatment, mishandling, mistreatment, misusage. See HELP. 2. Wrong, often corrupt use: misapplication, misappropriation,...

4) substance abuse, controlled substance. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...The curious compound noun substance abuse is a euphemism (as is the phrase controlled substance on which it is based); it is also jargon, and possibly an ambiguity...

5) drug addiction and drug abuse. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...drug addiction and drug abuse, chronic or habitual use of any chemical substance to alter states of body or mind for other than medically warranted purposes. Traditional...

6) §9. Gosson s "Schoole of Abuse". XIV. The Puritan Attack upon the Stage. Vol. 6. The Drama to 1642, Part Two. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...was, with considerable ostentation, setting up the Flagge of Defiance to the prevailing abuses of the day, and claiming to be the one to found the schoole and reade...

7) abuse, substance. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See SUBSTANCE ABUSE. 1...

8) substance abuse. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or a narcotic drug. Also called chemical abuse. substance abuser -NOUN...

9) self-abuse. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Abuse of oneself or one's abilities. 2. Masturbation....

10) chemical abuse. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...See substance abuse....

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