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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·use /(ˌ)dɪsˈjuz, dɪʃ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·use 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.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the state of something that has been unused and neglected;
          "the house was in a terrible state of neglect" [syn: neglect]