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disused

(dɪsˈjuːzd)
adj
no longer used: a disused mine.

disused

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1. 'disused'

A disused place or building is no longer used for its original purpose and is now empty.

The sculpture was stored in a disused lorry factory.
2. 'unused'

Something that is unused has never been used.

A pile of unused fuel lay nearby.
3. 'misused'

When something is misused, it is used in a wrong or careless way.

He wanted to prevent science from being misused.
In some cases pesticides are deliberately misused.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disused - no longer in use; "obsolete words"
noncurrent - not current or belonging to the present time

disused

adjective abandoned, deserted, neglected, discarded, derelict, forsaken a disused airfield
Translations
غَيْر مُسْتَعْمَل، مُهْمَل
nepoužívanývyřazený
ubenyttet
nem használt
sem ekki er í notkun
kullanılmayan

disused

[ˈdɪsˈjuːzd] ADJabandonado

disused

[dɪsˈjuːzd] adj [railway, quarry, mine, building, factory] → désaffecté(e)

disused

adj buildingleer stehend; mine, quarry, railway linestillgelegt; vehicle, machinenicht mehr benutzt

disused

[ˈdɪsˈjuːzd] adjabbandonato/a, 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 ?
As for the once-desolate and disused ground floor of the building, it was now transformed, by means of splendid dining-rooms, reception-rooms, billiard-rooms, and smoking-rooms, into a palace by itself.
Not a blind was raised; no sign of life was in the dull paved court, with its covered way leading to the disused door.
The people had been drawing nearer and nearer, and drinking in the words of their champion, who spoke in accents long disused, like one unaccustomed to converse, except with the dead of many years ago.
It was as if he came in by a disused door or window and found the way blocked by furniture.
After passing through the iron gates he stopped, and pointed with his whip to the disused middle wing of the building.
They presently struck into a trail that soon diverged again into a disused logging track through the woods.
With this thought in her mind, she unbolted a door, cobwebbed and long disused, but which had served as a former medium of communication between her own part of the house and the gable where the wandering daguerreotypist had now established his temporary home.
The first was the best room, and in it were Lucie's birds, and flowers, and books, and desk, and work-table, and box of water-colours; the second was the Doctor's consulting-room, used also as the dining-room; the third, changingly speckled by the rustle of the plane-tree in the yard, was the Doctor's bedroom, and there, in a corner, stood the disused shoemaker's bench and tray of tools, much as it had stood on the fifth floor of the dismal house by the wine-shop, in the suburb of Saint Antoine in Paris.
The brewery buildings had a little lane of communication with it, and the wooden gates of that lane stood open, and all the brewery beyond, stood open, away to the high enclosing wall; and all was empty and disused.
He turned them out and, having thrown his hat and cape on the table, passed through the library towards the door of his bedroom, a large octagonal chamber on the ground floor that, in his new-born feeling for luxury, he had just had decorated for himself and hung with some curious Renaissance tapestries that had been discovered stored in a disused attic at Selby Royal.
We asked this heavenly messenger (as we discovered him afterwards to be) if he knew of any lonely house, whose occupants were few and feeble (old ladies or paralysed gentlemen preferred), who could be easily frightened into giving up their beds for the night to three desperate men; or, if not this, could he recommend us to an empty pigstye, or a disused limekiln, or anything of that sort.
Fyne fell suddenly into a strange cavity--probably a disused lime- kiln.