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fall into disuse

To be used increasingly less. The car fell into disuse, and now, it won't even start.
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fall into disuse

to be used less and less. The pump had fallen into disuse and the joints had rusted solid. Since my books had fallen into disuse, I sold them to a used-book dealer.
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The disuse of the optimal body components leads to multiple functional damages.
To our knowledge, the histomorphological effects of low-frequency ES on muscle fibers, capillaries, and MMP-2 immunoreactivity in early-stage DN-induced hind limb disuse have yet to be studied, although some studies have demonstrated that even low-frequency ES (10 Hz, incomplete tetanus) reduces DN-induced muscle loss [13, 16].
On reading the letter by Emeritus Professor Marcel Escudier, I have to protest on behalf of the petroleum engineers that one non-SI unit is not going to fall into disuse: the barrel, equivalent to 0.159m3 (PE January).
These were subsequently aggregated into the Disuse Syndrome the components of which are (a) cardiovascular vulnerability, (b) musculoskeletal fragility, (c) metabolic instability, (d) immunologic susceptibility, (e) CNS compromise, and (f) precocious aging, frailty (4).
It seems there used to be one, but it fell into disuse.
Hockley Adventure Playground, a stone's throw from Hockley Flyover, fell into disuse a decade ago, but now the Dojo Community Project, which still has the lease, wants to breathe new life into the precious piece of green space.
For years it had fallen into disuse as relations between Syria and Iraq deteriorated.
The format of the epic poem has fallen into disuse; Ann Fisher-Wirth revives the tradition with "Carta Marina".
As the ethnic label "Yankee" fell into disuse, the children of Yankees adapted the appellation "Midwesterner" instead.
"This situation has been brought about by a conscious decision to let it fall into disuse rather than through any other mechanism."
They fell into disuse and became overgrown but now provide a green recreation corridor for families and commuters.
Her history is atypical in that after her fifth dislocation her recovery was hindered by persistent weakness and atrophy of her quadriceps out of proportion to disuse alone.
The fact that certain terms and devotions have fallen into disuse is a sign of the loss of the sense of the supernatural.
"The machinery for regeneration must be a basic part of animal genetic equipment, but the genes have for some reason fallen into disuse in many species.