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outdated

[out-dey-tid] /ˌaʊtˈdeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
no longer in use or fashionable; out-of-date; outmoded; antiquated.
Origin of outdated
1610-1620
1610-20; out- + date1 + -ed2

outdate

[out-deyt] /ˌaʊtˈdeɪt/
verb (used with object), outdated, outdating.
1.
to put out of date; make antiquated or obsolete:
The advent of the steamship outdated sailing ships as commercial carriers.
Origin
1640-50; probably back formation from outdated
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  • Medicare's finances are strained and its coverage is outdated.

  • The old Hebrew views of the physical system, outdated as they are now, are nevertheless full of sublimity on their own account.

    Understanding the Scriptures Francis McConnell
  • They do not disseminate the little, outdated knowledge that they do possess.

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  • Cavalry is outdated, nowadays, but in rocky mountain country they can have uses where tanks can't go.

    The Invaders William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Material published before 1980 may be outdated and even recently published materials may be inaccurate.

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British Dictionary definitions for outdated

outdated

/ˌaʊtˈdeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
old-fashioned or obsolete

outdate

/ˌaʊtˈdeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (of something new) to cause (something else) to become old-fashioned or obsolete
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Word Origin and History for outdated
adj.

also out-dated, 1610s, "grown obsolete," from out + past participle of date (v.1). Out-of-date is attested from 1610s.

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