Definition of abused in English:

abused

adjective

  • 1(of a person or animal) treated with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly.

    ‘abused children’
    ‘an abused rescue dog’
  • 2Used in a wrong or inappropriate way.

    ‘‘next generation’ is an abused term’
    ‘food can be an abused substance’

Pronunciation

abused

/əˈbjuːzd/