- to be or become obsolescent.
Origin of obsolesce
1870–75; < Latin obsolescere; see obsolete
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Examples from the Web for obsolesce
Bob Dole had the good sense to obsolesce himself, now likely joined by the worn-out Liddy Dole.Whose Heads Will Roll on Nov. 5?
October 28, 2008
- (intr) to become obsolete
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Word Origin and History for obsolesce
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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