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From Latin obsolēscēns.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɒbsəˈlɛsənt/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ɑbsəˈlɛsənt/
Rhymes: -ɛsənt

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obsolescent (comparative more obsolescent, superlative most obsolescent)

  1. In the process of becoming obsolete, but not obsolete yet.
    • a. 1944, Keith Douglas, “Aristocrats”, in Collected Poems, published 1977:
      How can I live among this gentle
      obsolescent breed of heroes, and not weep?

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obsolescent (feminine obsolescente, masculine plural obsolescents, feminine plural obsolescentes)

  1. obsolescent

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  1. third-person plural future active indicative of obsolēscō