Definition for DES'UE-TUDE

DES'UE-TUDE, n. [L. desuetudo, from desuesco; de and suesco, to accustom one's self.]

The cessation of use; disuse; discontinuance of practice, custom, or fashion. Habit is contracted by practice, and lost by desuetude. Words in every language are lost by desuetude.

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