Dis*use" (?; see Dis-), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disused (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disusing.]

1.

To cease to use; to discontinue the practice of.

2.

To disaccustom; -- with to or from; as, disused to toil.

"Disuse me from . . . pain."

Donne.

 

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Dis*use" (?), n.

Cessation of use, practice, or exercise; inusitation; desuetude; as, the limbs lose their strength by disuse.

The disuse of the tongue in the only . . . remedy. Addison.

Church discipline then fell into disuse. Southey.

 

© Webster 1913.

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