verb (used with object), dis·used, dis·us·ing.
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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.Oil and gas companies are making old pipelines the landowner’s problem|Kate Wheeling/Nexus Media|March 10, 2021|Popular Science
At the central port, cranes dangle in disuse and buildings open to the sky.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thomas Jefferson was already complaining in 1782 that the study of Greek and Latin was “going into disuse in Europe.”The Classics are Dead! Long Live the Classics! Mary Beard’s New Book|Nick Romeo|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yes, they screwed up badly, maybe because their investigative skill set is so rusty from disuse.Former NPR CEO Ken Stern: The IRS Had the Right Idea|Ken Stern|May 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
A key was turned with the loud grating noise of long disuse, and the great door swung back.Dracula|Bram Stoker