Definition of disuse in English:


Line breaks: dis¦use
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈjuːs


[mass noun]
  • The state of not being used: his voice was croaky with disuse
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    • Most of the money is being used for refurbishing properties which have fallen into disrepair and disuse.
    • However, the ancient Egyptians, who made good bread themselves, did not abandon barley; and it did not fall into general disuse.
    • This was all in high school, and years of disuse and neglect have made my Spanish skills rustier than a Gary, Indiana steel mill.
    non-use, non-employment, lack of use; neglect, abandonment, desertion; cessation, discontinuance, obsolescence
    formal desuetude

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