[verb oh-ver-yooz; noun oh-ver-yoos] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈyuz; noun ˈoʊ vərˈyus/
verb (used with object), overused, overusing.
to too much or too often:
to overuse an expression.
to strain one’s voice through overuse.
also over-use, 1862, from over- + use (n.).
- Overuse strain injury
medical (Or “repetitive strain injury”, RSI, “repetitive strain disorder”) Any tendon or muscle injury resulting from overuse, usually in the hand, wrist, or arm. Injury may be caused by any combination of repetitive, unacustomed, or prolonged movements, forcefulness, or an awkward position (often due to bad ergonomics). The symptoms are pain, tingling, weakness, numbness, swelling, […]
[yoot-l-ahyz] /ˈyut lˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), utilized, utilizing. 1. to put to use; turn to profitable account: to utilize a stream to power a mill. /ˈjuːtɪˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to make practical or worthwhile use of 1807, from French utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile “usable,” from Latin utilis “usable,” from uti (see use […]
[oh-ver-spesh-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˈoʊ vərˌspɛʃ ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. excessive specialization, as in a field of study.
[oh-ver-sohl] /ˈoʊ vərˌsoʊl/ noun, Philosophy. 1. (especially in transcendentalism) a supreme reality or mind; the spiritual unity of all being.