Ob"so*lete (?), a. [L. obsoletus, p.p. of obsolescere. See Obsolescent.]

1.

No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused; neglected; as, an obsolete word; an obsolete statute; -- applied chiefly to words, writings, or observances.

2. Biol.

Not very distinct; obscure; rudimental; imperfectly developed; abortive.

Syn. -- Ancient; antiquated; old-fashioned; antique; old; disused; neglected. See Ancient.

 

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Ob"so*lete, v. i.

To become obsolete; to go out of use.

[R.]

Fitzed. Hall.

 

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