overuse : Definition, Usages, News and More

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oh vuh ryoohz

  • n  exploitation to the point of diminishing returns
  • v  make use of too often or too extensively

  • If overuse had played a role in the emergence of the resistant strain, health officials might have recommended that clinicians restrict prescriptions of the drug.
  • Doctors also warned against overuse of marijuana, believing that too much consumption caused impotence, blindness and "seeing devils.
  • For years a growing body of evidence has suggested that the overuse of antibiotics is helping to make the miracle drugs less effective.
News & Articles

  • Beloved coach retires, a mentor for many in District 30
    GLENVIEW — When Ben Chin retired from Maple School District 30 at the end of the 2012-13 school year, students, staff and parents knew that they were losing more than a great educator. Chin was the school’s beloved coach, athletic coordinator, department chair and Physical Education and Health Teacher. Though it’s a phrase that’s lost its meaning from overuse, Chin was like family. He founded ...
    June 11, 2013 - Northbrook Star
  • Forget race; fear extremism
    State purpose, not religion I object to the overuse of the terms “Islamic extremist” and “Islamic terrorist.” These terms are misleading and inflammatory [“Extremism has no race,” Opinion, June 2]. The terms imply that the people who commit these acts of violence
    June 7, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • Going Green: Spirituality Informing Action
    In recent months, I have been reflecting on what exactly lies at the root of our environmental crisis. It is simple to point to the overuse of fossil fuels, a culture of over-consumerism, and a casual regard to waste.
    June 7, 2013 - Whittier Daily News

  • Jose Guillen in MLB.com
    This could have been the biggest game we had this year for a few reasons,Guillen said. "I didn't want to overuse the guys out of the bullpen, they've been up for three or four days in a row to help us to win. This game just didn't count...
  • Martin Whitmarsh in The Canadian Press
    I'm told I sometimes overuse the phrase 'Fantastic job' when describing the performances of Lewis and Jenson, but I make no apology whatsoever for using that phrase again today,Whitmarsh said. "This afternoon's race was extremely exciting...
  • Andy Roddick in guardian.co.uk
    I've had tendinitis for years and years and years and years,Roddick said. "It's kind of a fancy term for overuse. I don't think that in my mind I ever thought that his Wimbledon defence was in jeopardy. Rafa has had knee tendinitis for a...

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