[ ob-suh-les ]
/ ˌɒb səˈlɛs /
verb (used without object), ob·so·lesced, ob·so·lesc·ing.
to be or become obsolescent.
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Origin of obsolesce
1870–75; < Latin obsolescere; see obsolete
Words nearby obsolesce
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Example sentences from the Web for obsolesce
Bob Dole had the good sense to obsolesce himself, now likely joined by the worn-out Liddy Dole.
British Dictionary definitions for obsolesce
/ (ˌɒbsəˈlɛs) /
(intr) to become obsolete
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