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desuetude

noun

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lack of use
  • despite the long years of desuetude, the old manual typewriter seemed to work just fine

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“Desuetude.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/desuetude. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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