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obsolesce

[ob-suh-les] /ˌɒb səˈlɛs/
verb (used without object), obsolesced, obsolescing.
1.
to be or become obsolescent.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Latin obsolescere; see obsolete
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British Dictionary definitions for obsolesce

obsolesce

/ˌɒbsəˈlɛs/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to become obsolete
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Word Origin and History for obsolesce
v.

1801, from Latin obsolescere "to grow old, wear out, lose value, become obsolete," inchoative of obsolere "fall into disuse" (see obsolete). Related: Obsolesced; obsolescing.

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