disuse

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪsˈjuːs/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/n. dɪsˈjus; v. -ˈjuz/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n. dis yo̅o̅s; v. dis yo̅o̅z)


Inflections of 'disuse' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
disuses
v 3rd person singular
disusing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
disused
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
disused
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dis•use /n. dɪsˈyus; v. -ˈyuz/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. a state of ceasing to be used or practiced:Happily such weapons have fallen into disuse.
dis•used, adj.: old disused factories that were rotting away.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dis•use  (n. dis yo̅o̅s;v. dis yo̅o̅z),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -used, -us•ing. 
n. 
  1. discontinuance of use or practice:Traditional customs are falling into disuse.

v.t. 
  1. to cease to use.
  • late Middle English. See dis-1, use 1375–1425

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
disuse /dɪsˈjuːs/ n
  1. the condition of being unused; neglect (often in the phrases in or into disuse)
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