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Definition of the noun disuse

What does disuse mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: disuses

  1. the state of something that has been unused and neglected
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of disuse: neglect
    • more generic words: declination / decline = a condition inferior to an earlier condition
    • more specific word: omission = something that has been omitted

Specialised definition of the noun disuse

Glossary of sports

the fact or condition of not being used, applied, or followed, especially for a long time (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb disuse

What does disuse mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: disused | disusing | disuses

  1. [transitive] To cease the use of.

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Google previewThe Garden (1902)

An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches by William Robinson

Another class of this good flower that, according to the evidence of the nurseries and the shows, is falling into disuse is that of the large-flowered, low-growing kinds. A few years ago there were grand things among these, already excellent and ...

Google previewDiagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse (2010)

by Michael W. Ross, Sue J. Dyson

Disuse is a clinically relevant problem that induces articular cartilage and subchondral bone atrophy. Examples include a significant reduction in articular cartilage matrix metabolism in horses with a lower limb cast.67 Furthermore, application ...

Google previewHaunted by Empire (2006)

Geographies of Intimacy in North American History by Ann Laura Stoler

Another reason for the concept's disuse is that it is often employed as a blanket and static generalization, insensitive not ...

Google previewPhilosophical Foundation (2008)

A Critical Analysis of Basic Beliefs by Surrendra Gangadean

Reason is fundamental also in that its use is the source of man's greatest happiness and its disuse is the source of man's deepest misery. By reason we understand the meaning of things. Meaning absorbs and satisfies our attention. We are ...

Google previewThe Baritone Voice (2007)

A Personal Guide to Acquiring a Superior Singing Technique by Anthony Frisell

The first and most significant reason that the messa di voce exercise has fallen into disuse is that even the most patient and diligent application of its principles, by contemporary singers, meets with predictable failure. The mandate of the ...

Google previewThe Irish Law Times and Solicitors' Journal (1895)

falling into disuse is a matter of public. 108 THE ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Memory [3 volumes] (2013)

by Annette Kujawski Taylor Ph.D.

DISUSE In simplest terms, ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1905)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft, Charles Porterfield

United States marshals, 13-151 Unoccupied, see infra, Vacancy, disuse, and neglect. Usage, see USAGES AND Customs. Use, see infra, Hazardous use and occupation; Vacancy, disuse, and ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

disuse phenomena diverticular disease INDICATIONS It is prescribed as a deterrent to drinking alcohol in the treatment of chronic alcoholism. It causes severe intestinal cramping, diaphoresis, and nausea and vomiting if alcohol is ingested.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Apparent reflex sympathetic dystrophy in children is almost always pain- or immobilization-induced disuse osteoporosis, and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey EdD, RN, FAAN

The phenomenon is precipitated by muscle inactivity, producing the so-called disuse syndrome that follows prolonged (more than three days) bed rest. Immobilization results in a 3% loss of original muscle strength each day for the first seven ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories (2006)

by J.E. Roeckelein

DISUSE, LAW/THEORY OF. This law and theory is a generalization of ...

Google previewArguing for Evolution: An Encyclopedia for Understanding Science (2011)

An Encyclopedia for Understanding Science by Sehoya H. Cotner, Randy Moore

Disuse, aided sometimes by natural selection, will often tend to reduce an organ, when it has become useless by changed habits or under changed conditions of life; and we can clearly understand on this view the meaning of rudimentary ...

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Iron rusts from disuse water loses its purity from stagnation and in cold weather becomes frozen even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind. (Leonardo da Vinci)
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1U1S1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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