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  • adj. no longer in use

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • No longer used; abandoned; obsolete: as, disused words.
  • Disaccustomed; not wonted or habituated: with in or to, and formerly sometimes with: as, disused to toil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. no longer in use

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Examples

  • Raytheon has developed a technology for safely detonating all the landmines in disused landmine fields -- they drop a shell containing many hundreds of steel arrows into the field, which sets off all the old mines:

    Boing Boing: November 27, 2005 - December 3, 2005 Archives

  • The Rajah is without authority, and even his name disused in the official instruments issued or taken by the manager.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 11 (of 12)

  • If the Treasury were to fill old bottles with bank notes, bury them at suitable depths in disused coal mines which are then filled up with town rubbish, and leave them to private enterprise on the well-tried principles of laissez faire to dig them up again … there need be no more unemployment and, with the help of the repercussions, the real income of the community and its capital wealth also would probably become a great deal greater than it actually is.

    Privatizing Keynes, Michael Munger | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • If the Treasury were to fill old bottles with bank-notes, bury them at suitable depths in disused coal-mines which are then filled up to the surface with town rubbish, and leave it to private enterprise on well-tried principles of laissez-faire to dig the notes up again (the right to do so being obtained, of course, by tendering for leases of the note-bearing territory), there need be no more unemployment and, with the help of the repercussions, the real income of the community, and its capital wealth also, would probably become a good deal greater than it actually is.

    Boing Boing: September 4, 2005 - September 10, 2005 Archives

  • Whilst we’re on the subject, I’ve heard plenty of mention of CO2 being stored in disused mines etc – does this involve it being converted into a liquid form?

    Storing CO2 in Giant Underwater Plastic Bags? | Inhabitat

  • They are also tied into contracts that stretch beyond 2012 for business parks, wind farms and the media city in Salford and are also responsible for dozens of contaminated industrial sites, such as disused coal fields, which cannot be sold unless they are first decommissioned.

    Government's 'bonfire of the quangos' plan will cost as much as it saves

  • He gives examples of community-led projects that have revived decaying local assets such as disused railway stations and derelict churches.

    Public service cuts will come: but how and where?

  • Through it runs a curious trackway, marked "disused" on the

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • Under his roof, undergraduates always felt happy and at home; and in his "Bethel," as he called it, a kind of disused greenhouse in his garden, he gathered week by week a band of undergraduate hearers, to whom religion spoke, through his lips, with her most searching yet most persuasive accent.

    Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography

  • Community schemes enable voluntary groups to look after disused areas of Network Rail land, such as disused platforms, land adjoining stations, or areas underneath viaducts.

    EDP24 News

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