[ ob-suh-les ]
/ ˌɒb səˈlɛs /
verb (used without object), ob·so·lesced, ob·so·lesc·ing.
to be or become obsolescent.
Origin of obsolesce
1870–75; < Latin obsolescere; see obsolete
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British Dictionary definitions for obsolesce
/ (ˌɒbsəˈlɛs) /
(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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