transitive verb \(ˌ)dis-ˈyüz, dish-\

Definition of DISUSE

:  to discontinue the use or practice of

First Known Use of DISUSE

15th century


noun \-ˈyüs\

: the state of not being used : lack of use

Full Definition of DISUSE

:  cessation of use or practice

Examples of DISUSE

  1. The room was dusty from disuse.
  2. <since the car has experienced years of disuse, starting it up won't be easy>

First Known Use of DISUSE

15th century


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