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 ?
But for that matter, the Creole husband is never jealous; with him the gangrene passion is one which has become dwarfed by disuse.
Only these actors were appearing in their proper persons in real dramas of a life he did not know, but which appealed to something that had been long untouched, long in 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.
Its deplorable peculiarity was, that it was the faintness of solitude and disuse.
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.
All, until he came to Alan's chamber, were locked from without, and bore the marks of a prolonged disuse.
A key was turned with the loud grating noise of long disuse, and the great door swung back.
This noble entrance, however, in spite of its striking appearance and the graceful effect of the geraniums planted in the two vases, as they waved their variegated leaves in the wind and charmed the eye with their scarlet bloom, had fallen into utter disuse.
But the swords of their descendents had grown rusty by disuse.
That rite has since fallen into disuse, for the tribe itself is almost extinct.
But his learning had grown rusty with disuse, and his vocabulary was defective and capricious.
She advanced with a loose, long stride, and invited me to enter in a voice harsh (I took it) from disuse.