Word Summary
katachraomai: to make full use of
Original Word: καταχράομαι
Transliteration: katachraomai
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-akh-rah'-om-ahee)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to make full use of
Meaning: to make full use of
Strong's Concordance
overuse, misuse, abuse.

From kata and chraomai; to overuse, i.e. Misuse -- abuse.

see GREEK kata

see GREEK chraomai

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2710: καταχράομαι

καταχράομαι, καταχρωμαι; 1 aorist middle infinitive καταχρήσασθαι; in classical Greek

1. to use much or excessively or ill.

2. to use up, consume by use (German verbrauchen).

3. to use fully, the κατά intensifying the force of the simple verb (German gebrauchen) (Plato, Demosthenes, Diodorus, Josephus, others): 1 Corinthians 7:31 (cf. Buttmann, § 133, 18; Winer's Grammar, 209f (197)); τίνι, 1 Corinthians 9:18.