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noun as in state of non-use

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Younger pipelines are also at risk of falling into disuse as the power sector comes to rely less on natural gas in favor of wind, solar and batteries.

At the central port, cranes dangle in disuse and buildings open to the sky.

Thomas Jefferson was already complaining in 1782 that the study of Greek and Latin was “going into disuse in Europe.”

Yes, they screwed up badly, maybe because their investigative skill set is so rusty from disuse.

Under Tiberius the cake-eating fell into disuse, but the wheat ears survived.

Moreover, in spite of the disuse of several of the older scales, much of this holds good for the time of Ptolemy.

Along with this change we have to note the comparative disuse of the Enharmonic and Chromatic divisions of the tetrachord.

“Blizzard” and “mugwump” were new but a short time ago: the latter is dying from disuse, the former has come to stay.

A key was turned with the loud grating noise of long disuse, and the great door swung back.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to disuse, such as: desuetude, discontinuance, obsolescence, obsoleteness, insuetude, and inusitation.

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