obsolescent ADJECTIVE becoming obsolete.
DERIVATIVES obsolesce verb obsolescence noun.
ORIGIN from Latin obsolescere 'fall into disuse' .

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  • Obsolesce — Ob so*lesce , v. i. [L. obsolescere. See {Obsolescent}.] To become obsolescent. [R.] Fitzed. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obsolesce — (v.) 1801, from L. obsolescere to grow old, fall into disuse inchoative of obsolere (see OBSOLETE (Cf. obsolete)). Related: Obsolesced; obsolescing …   Etymology dictionary

  • obsolesce — [äb΄sə les′] vi. obsolesced, obsolescing [L obsolescere: see OBSOLETE] to be or become obsolescent …   English World dictionary

  • obsolesce — verb ( lesced; lescing) Etymology: Latin obsolescere Date: 1873 intransitive verb to be or become obsolescent transitive verb to make obsolescent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obsolesce — /ob seuh les /, v.i. obsolesced, obsolescing. to be or become obsolescent. [1870 75; < L obsolescere; see OBSOLETE] * * * …   Universalium

  • obsolesce — Synonyms and related words: age, antiquate, be superseded, become extinct, become obsolete, date, fade, fall into disuse, fossilize, fust, go out, grow old, lose currency, molder, obsolete, outdate, pass away, perish, rust, superannuate …   Moby Thesaurus

  • obsolesce — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make or become obsolete: obsolete, out date, superannuate. See NEW, USED …   English dictionary for students

  • obsolesce — ob·so·lesce …   English syllables

  • obsolesce — ob•so•lesce [[t]ˌɒb səˈlɛs[/t]] v. i. lesced, lesc•ing to be or become obsolescent • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • obsolesce — verb become obsolete, fall into disuse This word has not obsolesced, although it is rarely used • Derivationally related forms: ↑obsolescent, ↑obsolescence • Hypernyms: ↑change • Verb Frames: Something s …   Useful english dictionary

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