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disuse

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Pronunciation: /dɪsˈjuːs
 
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Definition of disuse in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The state of not being used: his voice was croaky with disuse
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
non-use, non-employment, lack of use;
neglect, abandonment, desertion;
formal desuetude

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