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

Definition of disused

: no longer used or occupied : abandoned disused buildings

Examples of disused in a Sentence

a disused warehouse that had become a den for drug dealers
Recent Examples on the Web Down the path from a disused glass factory that also became a Russian base, a security guard was shot dead, then beheaded. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2022 Down the path from a disused glass factory that also became a Russian base, a security guard was shot dead, then beheaded. Anchorage Daily News, 16 Apr. 2022 Swap your car for two wheels then bike the Monon Trail, a disused train track that has been lovingly reimagined as a recreational path. Brandon Presser, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Apr. 2022 The video shows the disused Rosevale Tin Mine in Cornwall, and hand developed in water from the mine. Izzy Colón, SPIN, 17 Mar. 2022 For the upcoming Gerard Butler action thriller Kandahar, which recently wrapped filming in Saudi Arabia, production had go down the unusual route of building a makeshift studio inside a disused date processing plant. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Feb. 2022 In fact, the towers are relics of a disused, century-old steelworks, an unremarkable part of Beijing’s sprawl. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 10 Feb. 2022 Enterprising Syrians, working with local pharmacists and machinery from disused pharmaceutical factories, began making it. New York Times, 5 Dec. 2021 Catford Mews, which opened in late 2019, is located in the site of a disused PoundLand. Catherine Erdly, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 See More

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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 29 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of disused

: not used any more


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