disuse disuse  /dɪs ˈ jus/


  • (n) the state of something that has been unused and neglected


  1. He also credits Twitter for the resurgence of terms like heigh-ho and hey-ho exclamations of happiness, disappointment or surprise that had fallen into disuse.
  2. One of the problems we face with shoulders is that the tissue we have to repair can be weak or brittle from disuse even when sewn up, it can easily rip again.


  1. Sims: Breaking Down Jon Niese And His Troubling Shoulder

    Niese reportedly complained of weakness in the shoulder before being removed from the game. Though he’d rested for only 12 days before his prior start, the rest that alleviated his symptoms might have contributed to further weakening from disuse.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CBS New York

  2. Marsh receives Lynn council applause as revived auditorium's 'guiding light'

    LYNN — City councilors applauded Community Development Director James Marsh this week for his six-year effort to guide Veterans Memorial Auditorium from disuse to an entertainment venue that recently hosted its 50th major show.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Daily Item


  1. "As a military organization (the IRA) doesn't function, the organization has been allowed to fall into disuse, the IRA is withering away. That, actually, is what everyone wanted," Woodward told a news conference at his Hillsborough Castle...
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Shaun Woodward Source: USA Today

  2. Third, Mr Rudd said APEC had "fallen into disuse", and the summit was an opportunity for "rebirth and redirection". "And that would include using APEC to restart stalled global trade liberalisation talks and creating effective...
    on Aug 23, 2007 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Addressing the 51st meeting of the NDC here, Mr. Arjun Singh said: "This premier body of inter-State consultation went into disuse, which I personally feel, deprived the educational initiatives, both the necessary legitimacy as also proper...
    on Jun 27, 2005 By: Arjun Singh Source: Hindu

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