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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of obsolescere 'to grow old, become disused'

obsolete

adjective
     
ob‧so‧lete
no longer useful, because something newer and better has been invented [↪ out-of-date]:
obsolete weapons
computer hardware that quickly became obsolete
Will computers render (=make) books obsolete?

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