Definition of disuse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪsˈjuːs//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈjuːs//
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a situation in which something is no longer being used The factory fell into disuse twenty years ago. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘being unaccustomed’): from dis- (expressing negation) + the noun use.Extra examples Her muscles had become weak through disuse. Much of the factory is in disuse. The workforce has shrunk to less than a thousand and much of the plant is in disuse.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: disuse