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outworn

[out-wawrn, -wohrn] /ˈaʊtˈwɔrn, -ˈwoʊrn/
adjective
1.
out-of-date, outmoded, or obsolete:
outworn ideas; outworn methods.
2.
worn-out, as clothes.
3.
exhausted in strength or endurance, as persons.
verb
4.
past participle of outwear.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; out- + worn
Related forms
unoutworn, adjective

outwear

[out-wair] /ˌaʊtˈwɛər/
verb (used with object), outwore, outworn, outwearing.
1.
to wear or last longer than; outlast:
a well-made product that outwears its competition.
2.
to exhaust in strength or endurance:
The daily toil had soon outworn him.
3.
to outlive or outgrow:
Perhaps he will outwear those eccentricities.
4.
to wear out; destroy by wearing:
A child outwears clothes quickly.
5.
to pass (time):
trying to outwear the hours by reading.
Origin
1535-45; out- + wear
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British Dictionary definitions for out-worn

outwear

/ˌaʊtˈwɛə/
verb (transitive) -wears, -wearing, -wore, -worn
1.
to use up or destroy by wearing
2.
to last or wear longer than
3.
to outlive, outgrow, or develop beyond
4.
to deplete or exhaust in strength, determination, etc

outworn

/ˈaʊtwɔːn; ˌaʊtˈwɔːn/
adjective
1.
no longer accepted, used, believed, etc; obsolete or outmoded
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Word Origin and History for out-worn

outworn

adj.

from out (adv.) + worn.

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