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disuse

verb dis·use \ (ˌ)dis-ˈyüz , dish- \

Definition of disuse

transitive verb
:to discontinue the use or practice of

First Known Use of disuse

15th century


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disuse

noun dis·use \ -ˈyüs \

Definition of disuse

:cessation of use or practice

Examples of disuse in a Sentence

  1. The room was dusty from disuse.

  2. since the car has experienced years of disuse, starting it up won't be easy

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First Known Use of disuse

15th century

disuse Synonyms



DISUSE Defined for English Language Learners

disuse

noun

Definition of disuse for English Language Learners

  • : the state of not being used : lack of use


DISUSE Defined for Kids

disuse

noun dis·use \ dis-ˈyüs \

Definition of disuse for Students

:lack of use


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