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Disuse


DISUSE, noun Disyuse. [dis and use.]

1. Cessation of use, practice or exercise; as, the limbs lose their strength and pliability by disuse; language is altered by the disuse of words.

2. Cessation of custom; desuetude.

DISUSE, verb transitive disyuze. [dis and use.]

1. To cease to use; to neglect or omit to practice.

2. To disaccustom; with from, in or to; as disused to toils; disused from pain.