Meaning of ill-use

ill-use

Pronunciation: (v.il'yz'n.il'ys'), [key]
— v., n. -used, -us•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to treat badly, unjustly, cruelly, etc.
—n.
  1. bad, unjust, or cruel treatment.
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