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use

 [ūs]
the applying of something to a specific desired purpose.
substance use substance abuse.
substance use (omaha) in the omaha system, a client problem in the health related behaviors domain, defined as the inappropriate consumption of medicines, drugs, or other materials including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, street drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

utilisation

The use or amount of usage (per unit population) of healthcare or other services; the pattern of use of a service or type of service in a specified time, usually expressed in rate per unit of population-at-risk for a given period—e.g., number of hospital admissions/year/1,000 persons enrolled in an HMO.

use

Vox populi Utilize. See Illegal use of controlled dangerous substances, Intravenous drug use, Misuse, Off-label use, Overuse, Substance use, Underuse.
References in classic literature ?
It was not yet certain, although very probable, that the tulip would flower black; if, therefore, he stole it now, he not only might be committing a useless crime, but also the theft might be discovered in the time which must elapse until the flower should open.
Useless to plead with her; useless to kiss her; she only reiterated the words, "So thirsty
I am weary of my lonely useless existence here, and eager to make my life more happy and more useful, in the household of all others in which I should like most to have a place.
The influence of the 'lonely useless existence' of which she complained, was distinctly an influence in his favour.
Any change in function, which can be effected by insensibly small steps, is within the power of natural selection; so that an organ rendered, during changed habits of life, useless or injurious for one purpose, might easily be modified and used for another purpose.
Rudimentary organs may be compared with the letters in a word, still retained in the spelling, but become useless in the pronunciation, but which serve as a clue in seeking for its derivation.
He could only think of her as triumphant, successful in her menace of a wholly useless remorse never to be effaced.
If young ones can't get onto the property ladder it's all down to our useless, out-of-touch Tory government and their equally useless Tory policies.
Five minutes is the average nookie time for these lazy, useless creatures.
Dirty Power is useless, useless, useless by Mr Huddleston's criteria.
a unit of the Army will detonate useless ammunition in the vicinity of Souk El-Gharb region in Aley.