[ ob-suh-les ]
/ ˌɒb səˈlɛs /
verb (used without object), ob·so·lesced, ob·so·lesc·ing.
to be or become obsolescent.
- obsidian dating,
- obsidional coin,
- obstacle course
Origin of obsolesce
1870–75; < Latin obsolescere; see obsolete
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/ (ˌɒbsəˈlɛs) /
(intr) to become obsolete
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
1801, from Latin obsolescere "to grow old, wear out, lose value, become obsolete," inchoative of obsolere "fall into disuse" (see obsolete). Related: Obsolesced; obsolescing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper