exolete

adjective

1
obsolete : disused, obsolete
2
obsolete : stale, insipid, faded

Word History

Etymology

Latin exoletus, past participle of exolescere to go out of use, become out of date, from ex- ex- entry 1 + -olescere (as in adolescere to grow up)

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“Exolete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exolete. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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