obsolescent

adjective
ob·​so·​les·​cent | \ ˌäb-sə-ˈle-sᵊnt How to pronounce obsolescent (audio) \

Definition of obsolescent

: going out of use : becoming obsolete

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obsolescently adverb

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Thousands of deficient and structurally obsolescent bridges are languishing across the nation. Sam Wood, Philly.com, "Pa. steel girding the replacement Tappan Zee bridge," 25 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of obsolescent

1755, in the meaning defined above

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obsolescent

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of obsolescent

: no longer useful : becoming obsolete

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