- Inflections of 'disuse' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
- v 3rd person singular
- v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
- v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
- 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]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dis•used, adj.: old disused factories that were rotting away.
- a state of ceasing to be used or practiced:Happily such weapons have fallen into disuse.
(n. dis yo̅o̅s′;v. dis yo̅o̅z′),USA pronunciation n., v., -used, -us•ing. n.
- discontinuance of use or practice:Traditional customs are falling into disuse.
- to cease to use.
- late Middle English. See dis-1, use 1375–1425
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
disuse /dɪsˈjuːs/ n
- the condition of being unused; neglect (often in the phrases in or into disuse)
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