verb (used without object), obsolesced, obsolescing.
to be or become obsolescent.

1870–75; < Latin obsolescere; see obsolete

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obsolesce (ˌɒbsəˈlɛs)
(intr) to become obsolete

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Word Origin & History

from L. obsolescere "to grow old, fall into disuse" inchoative of obsolere (see obsolete).
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Example sentences
Ultimately, innovation is what allows an economy to grow quickly and create new jobs as old ones obsolesce and disappear.
Built in obsolesce and proprietary software went the way of flood pants.
Adding the socket without embedded communication hardware minimizes obsolesce and security issues.
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