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Synonyms for overuse

exploitation to the point of diminishing returns

make use of too often or too extensively

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That way, the 'preempting' jockey controls the situation by not leaving it to chance as to whether an opponent chooses to try to win by overusing the whip.
Margvelashvili said that Dmanisi hominids show the first clear case of overusing the toothpick, which led to infection.
WARNING: Jo Linton, left, says overusing antibiotics can actually do people more harm than good
Overusing painkillers can spin migraine patients into a rut, spurring more headaches that in turn require more pain medication.
Participants explained that the pace of the office slows when frequently overusing patients have appointments.
Overusing analgesics also interferes with effective prophylaxis, he said, citing a "seminal" 1990 study in which all patients received the same training in coping skills.
But a low impact crosstraining tool like an elliptical machine can allow you to work out on additional days without overusing recovering bone structures, tendons, and muscles--or aggravating old injuries, most commonly to the knees, ankles, hips, and back.
To treat MOH patients who are overusing triptans or analgesics, Dr.
Institute scientists think that overusing her back limbs to hoist her portly body to beg for treats may be partly to blame.