obsolesce

[ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for obsolesce

obsolesce
/ (ˌɒbsəˈlɛs) /

verb

(intr) to become obsolete
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