verb (used with object), dis·used, dis·us·ing.
Origin of disuse
Examples from the Web for disuse
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
The alleged inheritance of the effects of use and disuse in our domestic animals must be very slow and slight.Are the Effects of Use and Disuse Inherited?|William Platt Ball
Nor is this to be considered as a mere ancient law now fallen into disuse.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 1 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
Here comes the point of divergence; the fittest from among organisms whose variations arise mainly through use and disuse?Luck or Cunning|Samuel Butler
Inexpressible therefore must be our distresses in evading the late acts, by the disuse of British paper and glass.
The precautions instituted by the Roman founders in regard to their water supply had long since fallen into disuse.Charles the Bold|Ruth Putnam