obsolesce

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin obsolescere (to wear out, fall into disuse, grow old, decay), inceptive of obsolere (to wear out, decay) (rare), apparently from ob (before) + solere (to be wont); or else from obs-, a form of ob- + olere (to grow) (compare adolescent).

Verb[edit]

obsolesce (third-person singular simple present obsolesces, present participle obsolescing, simple past and past participle obsolesced)

  1. To become obsolete.

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Verb[edit]

obsolesce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of obsolescō