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  • The state of not being used.

    ‘the machines fell into disuse with the advent of computers’
    • ‘Most of the money is being used for refurbishing properties which have fallen into disrepair and disuse.’
    • ‘However, the ancient Egyptians, who made good bread themselves, did not abandon barley; and it did not fall into general disuse.’
    • ‘This was all in high school, and years of disuse and neglect have made my Spanish skills rustier than a Gary, Indiana steel mill.’
    • ‘It remains the case, however, that the term itself has fallen largely into disuse, especially within professional circles.’
    • ‘These are clues, but all are disconnected by their season of disuse.’
    • ‘It's been so long since we had a good operation that the equipment is deteriorating - not through wear and tear, but through disuse.’
    • ‘Vehicles lying in disuse in open space, waiting for the lengthy trial procedures to be completed, often become scrap having no value.’
    • ‘After more than a decade of disuse since being given a half-million pound revamp, plans are afoot to open part of Hellifield Station in time for Easter.’
    • ‘The ankle high grass that surrounds the building and the closed doors and windows indicated past and current disuse respectively.’
    • ‘In addition, I have started on some abdominals and have dusted off my ab wheel which was becoming more of a piece of garbage on account of disuse.’
    • ‘It's been in disuse for the last few years - war superseded their need for it.’
    • ‘It's a notion that has gone into disuse over the last ten or 15 years.’
    • ‘Another such symbol of triumph is the Richards Town Park, which was in a state of disuse and used as a den by drug addicts about eight years ago.’
    • ‘Most of these, however, are either in disuse or are seldom operated.’
    • ‘Now after many years of disuse, it will be a centre celebrating the unique cultural wealth of the Irish and Irish in America.’
    • ‘Only real spiritual power has become rusty through prolonged disuse.’
    • ‘It was revived yesterday after years of disuse to coincide with the opening of the area's new police headquarters at Whitebirk.’
    • ‘The paper reports the device was placed in a building at an electrical station that had been in disuse for around ten years.’
    • ‘But it still had an air of recent disuse, despite the best efforts of the team from World Snooker to get the venue ready.’
    • ‘Everything about it breathes disuse: the rusting iron grille in front of the main door, the lack of any sign.’
    non-use, non-employment, lack of use
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/disˈyo͞os/ /dɪsˈjus/


    fall into disuse
    • Cease to be used.

      ‘the old tracks fell into disuse and neglect’
      • ‘Between 1910 and 1920 or so, it fell into disuse and the gardens were basically abandoned.’
      • ‘There are alternative routes but most have fallen into disuse and you need superior navigation skills and stamina to attempt them.’
      • ‘Over the past decade, large tracts of land like this, which farmers used to lease from the tribe, have fallen into disuse.’
      • ‘The Bund Signal Tower, which fell into disuse over 100 years ago, is to be pressed into service again.’
      • ‘Increasing load sizes led to the Kilmeade weighbridge falling into disuse and eventually being dismantled.’