disuse

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French desuser

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Noun[edit]

disuse (uncountable)

  1. The state of not being used; neglect.
    The garden fell into disuse and became overgrown.

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Verb[edit]

disuse (third-person singular simple present disuses, present participle disusing, simple past and past participle disused)

  1. (transitive) To cease the use of.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To disaccustom.
    He was disused to hard work.
    • John Donne
      Disuse me from [] pain.

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