Definition of Disuse

1. Noun. The state of something that has been unused and neglected. "The house was in a terrible state of neglect"

Exact synonyms: Neglect
Generic synonyms: Declination, Decline
Specialized synonyms: Omission



Definition of Disuse

1. v. t. To cease to use; to discontinue the practice of.

2. n. Cessation of use, practice, or exercise; inusitation; desuetude; as, the limbs lose their strength by disuse.

Definition of Disuse

1. Noun. The state of not being used; neglect. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cease the use of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disuse

1. to stop using [v -USED, -USING, -USES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disuse

disunion
disunionism
disunionist
disunionists
disunions
disunite
disunited
disuniter
disuniters
disunites
disunities
disuniting
disunity
disusage
disusages
disuse (current term)
disuse atrophy
disused
disuses
disusing
disutilities
disutility
disutilize
disutilized
disutilizing
disvaluation
disvaluations
disvalue
disvalued
disvalues

Literary usage of Disuse

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1. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"CHAPTER X THE PERMANENCE OF IMPROVEMENT DETERIORATION BY disuse In general, as daily life abundantly shows, the disuse of a mental function weakens it, ..."

2. Animal Life and Intelligence by Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1891)
"Use and disuse. As we have already seen, biologists are divided into two schools, one of which maintains that the effects of use and disuse t have been a ..."

3. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1887)
"These may be grouped under the effects of use and disuse, including changed habits and acclimatisation —arrest of development—correlated variation—the ..."

4. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1899)
"These may be grouped under the effects of use and disuse, including changed habits and acclimatisation —arrest of development—correlated variation—the ..."

5. Darwinism: An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection, with Some of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1891)
"... and objections—Mr. Herbert Spencer's factors of organic evolution—disuse and effects of withdrawal of natural selection—Supposed effects of disuse among ..."

6. Readings in Evolution, Genetics, and Eugenics by Horatio Hackett Newman (1921)
"With animate the increased use or disuse of parts has had a more marked influence; thus I find in the domestic duck that the bones of the wing weigh less ..."

7. Report by North Dakota State Budget Board (1912)
"disuse OF GENERAL PROPERTY TAX. The causes which have lead to the disuse of the general property tax throughout nearly the entire civilized world are many, ..."

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