Disuse

Definition of Disuse

Dis`use´
v. t.1.To cease to use; to discontinue the practice of.
[imp. & p. p. Disused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disusing.]
2.To disaccustom; - with to or from; as, disused to toil.
n.1.Cessation of use, practice, or exercise; inusitation; desuetude; as, the limbs lose their strength by disuse.
The disuse of the tongue in the only . . . remedy.
- Addison.
Church discipline then fell into disuse.
- Southey.

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abandonment, abjure, absentation, antiquation, casting away, cessation, come off, cut out, desist, desuetude, discontinue, drop, evacuation, fogyishness, forsaking, give over, give up, have done with, jettison, jettisoning, leave off, leaving, let go, nol-pros, not pursue with, old-fashionedness, old-fogyishness, out-of-dateness, pulling out, put behind one, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign, staleness, stodginess, stop, stuffiness, superannuation, throwing overboard, unfashionableness, waive, withdrawal
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