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des·ue·tude  audio  (dsw-td, -tyd) KEY 

NOUN:
A state of disuse or inactivity.

ETYMOLOGY:
French désuétude, from Latin dsutd, from dsutus, past participle of dsuscere, to put out of use : d-, de- + suscere, to become accustomed; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots


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