obsolesce

[ ob-suh-les ]
/ ˌɒb səˈlɛs /

verb (used without object), ob·so·lesced, ob·so·lesc·ing.

to be or become obsolescent.

Nearby words

  1. obsessively,
  2. obsidian,
  3. obsidian dating,
  4. obsidional coin,
  5. obsolesc.,
  6. obsolescence,
  7. obsolescent,
  8. obsolete,
  9. obstacle,
  10. obstacle course

Origin of obsolesce

1870–75; < Latin obsolescere; see obsolete

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British Dictionary definitions for obsolescing

obsolesce

/ (ˌɒbsəˈlɛs) /

verb

(intr) to become obsolete
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Word Origin and History for obsolescing

obsolesce

v.

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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