Definition of obsolete
- an obsolete word
The system was made obsolete by their invention.
I was told my old printer is obsolete and I can't get replacement parts.
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First Known Use: 1579See Words from the same year
: no longer used because something newer exists : replaced by something newer
: no longer used by anyone
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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