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 for disuse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disuse \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.
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     2. To disaccustom; -- with to or from; as, disused to toil.
        "Disuse me from . . . pain." --Donne.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disuse \Dis*use"\, n.
     Cessation of use, practice, or exercise; inusitation;
     desuetude; as, the limbs lose their strength by disuse.
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           The disuse of the tongue in the only . . . remedy.
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           Church discipline then fell into disuse. --Southey.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the state of something that has been unused and neglected;
           "the house was in a terrible state of neglect" [syn:
           neglect, disuse]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "disuse":
     abandonment, abjure, absentation, antiquation, casting away,
     cessation, come off, cut out, desist, desuetude, discontinue, drop,
     evacuation, fogyishness, forsaking, give over, give up,
     have done with, jettison, jettisoning, leave off, leaving, let go,
     nol-pros, not pursue with, old-fashionedness, old-fogyishness,
     out-of-dateness, pulling out, put behind one, quit, relinquish,
     renounce, resign, staleness, stodginess, stop, stuffiness,
     superannuation, throwing overboard, unfashionableness, waive,

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