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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
3. Precursory Measures
 
678. Disuse.
 
  
NOUN:DISUSE; forbearance, abstinence; relinquishment [See Relinquishment]; desuetude (want of habit) [See Desuetude]; disusage.
  
VERB:NOT USE; do without, dispense with, let alone, not touch, forbear, abstain, spare, waive, neglect; keep back, reserve.
  DISUSE; lay up, lay by, lay on the shelf, lay up in a napkin; shelve; set -, put -, lay- aside; leave off, have done with; supersede; discard (eject) [See Ejection]; dismiss, give warning.
  THROW ASIDE (relinquish) [See Relinquishment]; make away with (destroy) [See Destruction]; cast -, heave -, throw- overboard; cast to the -dogs, - winds; dismantle (render usless) [See Inutility].
  lie -, remain- unemployed &c. adj.
  
ADJECTIVE:NOT USED &c. v.; unemployed, unapplied, undisposed of, unspent, unexercised, untouched, untrodden, unessayed, ungathered, unculled; uncalled for, not required.
  DISUSED &c. v.; done with, run down, worn out, not worth saving.
  
INTERJECTION: no use!

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