disuse

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Disuse \Dis*use"\, noun Cessation of use, practice, or exercise; inusitation; desuetude; as, the limbs lose their strength by disuse.

The disuse of the tongue in the only . . . remedy. --Addison.

Church discipline then fell into disuse. --Southey.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Disuse \Dis*use"\ (?; see {Dis-}), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Disused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disusing}.]

1. To cease to use; to discontinue the practice of.

2. To disaccustom; -- with to or from; as, disused to toil. "Disuse me from . . . pain." --Donne.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

disuse

noun

1: the state of something that has been unused and neglected; "the house was in a terrible state of neglect" [syn: {neglect}, {disuse}]


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