disuse


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Related to disuse: disuse syndrome, disuse atrophy

dis·use

 (dĭs-yo͞os′)
n.
The state of not being used or of being no longer in use.

disuse

(dɪsˈjuːs)
n
the condition of being unused; neglect (often in the phrases in or into disuse)

dis•use

(n. dɪsˈyus; v. -ˈyuz)

n., v. -used, -us•ing. n.
1. discontinuance of use or practice.
v.t.
2. to cease to use.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disuse - the state of something that has been unused and neglected; "the house was in a terrible state of neglect"
declination, decline - a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
omission - something that has been omitted; "she searched the table for omissions"

disuse

noun neglect, decay, abandonment, idleness, discontinuance, desuetude, nonuse, non-employment a church which had fallen into disuse
use, service, practice, application, employment, usage

disuse

noun
The quality or state of being obsolete:
Translations
عَدَم اسْتِعْمال
nepoužívání
manglende brug
használatlanság
notkunarleysi; òaî aî leggjast af
nebenaudojimasnenaudojimas
nelietošanavairs netikt lietotam
nepoužívanie
kullanılmama

disuse

[ˈdɪsˈjuːs] Ndesuso m
to fall into disusecaer en desuso

disuse

[dɪsˈjuːs] n [machine] → abandon m
to fall into disuse [building, railway] → être désaffecté(e); [law, custom, word] → tomber en désuétude

disuse

n to fall into disusenicht mehr benutzt werden; (custom)außer Gebrauch kommen; rusty from disusewegen mangelnder Benutzung verrostet

disuse

[ˈdɪsˈjuːs] n to fall into disusecadere in disuso

disuse

(disˈjuːs) noun
the state of not being used. The canal fell into disuse.
disˈused (-ˈjuːzd) adjective
a disused warehouse.
References in classic literature ?
Effects of external conditions -- Use and disuse, combined with natural selection; organs of flight and of vision -- Acclimatisation -- Correlation of growth -- Compensation and economy of growth -- False correlations -- Multiple, rudimentary, and lowly organised structures variable -- Parts developed in an unusual manner are highly variable: specific characters more variable than generic: secondary sexual characters variable -- Species of the same genus vary in an analogous manner -- Reversions to long lost characters -- Summary.
Yet, that I hold the advantages of the mode of publication to outweigh its disadvantages, may be easily believed of one who revived it in the Pickwick Papers after long disuse, and has pursued it ever since.
It is probable that this and other superfluous incidents disappeared after the Alexandrian arrangement of the poems in the Cycle, either as the result of some later recension, or merely through disuse.
This set me in a muse, whether his timidity arose from too long a disuse of any human company; and whether perhaps, upon a little trial, it might pass off, and my uncle change into an altogether different man.
But for that matter, the Creole husband is never jealous; with him the gangrene passion is one which has become dwarfed by disuse.
I had often admired it and I knew my way about in it; I had only, after just faltering at the first chill gloom of its disuse, to pass across it and unbolt as quietly as I could one of the shutters.
As the ceremony of a formal denunciation of war has of late fallen into disuse, the presence of an enemy within our territories must be waited for, as the legal warrant to the government to begin its levies of men for the protection of the State.
A man's gifts are not given him for nothing, and the man who has the great gift of dramatic fiction has no right to cast it away or to let it rust out in disuse.
But the swords of their descendents had grown rusty by disuse.
She advanced with a loose, long stride, and invited me to enter in a voice harsh (I took it) from disuse.
Something like a reluctant smile, rather rusty from long disuse, mellowed Marilla's grim expression.
An imagination which might well have become atrophied through disuse had him as thoroughly in its control as ever he had had his Pickering Giant.