disuse

[ noun dis-yoos; verb dis-yooz ]
/ noun dɪsˈyus; verb dɪsˈyuz /

noun

discontinuance of use or practice: Traditional customs are falling into disuse.

verb (used with object), dis·used, dis·us·ing.

to cease to use.

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Origin of disuse

1375–1425; late Middle English. See dis-1, use
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British Dictionary definitions for disuse

disuse
/ (dɪsˈjuːs) /

noun

the condition of being unused; neglect (often in the phrases in or into disuse)
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