disused

adjective
dis·​used | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈyüzd How to pronounce disused (audio) , dish- \

Definition of disused

: no longer used or occupied : abandoned disused buildings

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Examples of disused in a Sentence

a disused warehouse that had become a den for drug dealers
Recent Examples on the Web Thousands of trucks were stuck in traffic jams or parked at a disused airfield near the English Channel port of Dover for days and supermarkets warned that some goods, including fresh produce would soon run short. Time, "The U.K. Warns of a 'Bumpy' Post-Brexit Transition Despite Its Deal With the E.U.," 29 Dec. 2020 Thousands of trucks were stuck in traffic jams or parked at a disused airfield near the English Channel port of Dover for days and supermarkets warned that some goods, including fresh produce, would soon run short. Fox News, "United Kingdom warns of 'bumpy moments' despite striking post-Brexit trade deal," 29 Dec. 2020 Most of the testing is being conducted at a disused airfield at Manston Airport, 20 miles (33 kilometers) from Dover. Pan Pylas, ajc, "British army helps clear backlog of virus-stranded drivers," 25 Dec. 2020 Most of the testing is being conducted at a disused airfield at Manston Airport, 20 miles from Dover. NBC News, "British army helps clear backlog of 4,000 virus-stranded truck drivers at border," 25 Dec. 2020 Last week the European Union's mission to ensure the rule of law in Kosovo said human remains that appear to be a mass grave of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo have been found in a disused coal mine in Kizevak in southern Serbia. Star Tribune, "Kosovo won't let Serb officials in, wants genocide apology," 25 Nov. 2020 In 2010, Helsinki installed a massive data center in a disused bomb shelter and piped enough hot water into the city’s district heating system to warm 1,000 apartments. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, "Data centers are wasting heat that could warm homes and businesses," 20 Oct. 2020 For his first-ever Milan show, creative director Pier Paolo Piccioli chose a disused foundry as the backdrop for the lush, romantic collection in the fashion language of lattice and lace; floral detailing and bold prints; ruffles and fringe. Colleen Barry, Star Tribune, "Valentino closes Milan Fashion Week with lush live show," 27 Sep. 2020 The label was based a corridor away from the main room in the same disused bus shelter and literally an hour across London from all the major labels in High Street Kensington. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Label Spotlight: How Ministry of Sound Expanded Out Of a Bus Shelter To Become a Dance Leader," 16 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of disused

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Disused.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disused. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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disused

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of disused

: no longer used

disused

adjective
dis·​used | \ dis-ˈyüzd How to pronounce disused (audio) \

Kids Definition of disused

: not used any more

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