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disuse

[n. dis-yoos; v. dis-yooz] /n. dɪsˈyus; v. dɪsˈyuz/
noun
1.
discontinuance of use or practice:
Traditional customs are falling into disuse.
verb (used with object), disused, disusing.
2.
to cease to use.
Origin
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English. See dis-1, use
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British Dictionary definitions for dis-used

disuse

/dɪsˈjuːs/
noun
1.
the condition of being unused; neglect (often in the phrases in or into disuse)
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Word Origin and History for dis-used

disuse

n.

c.1400, see dis- + use (n.).

v.

c.1400, "misuse, pervert;" mid-15c., "become unaccustomed," from or on analogy of Old French desuser, from des- "not" (see dis-) + user "use" (see use (v.)). Related: Disused.

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