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obsolete

adjective uk   /ˌɒb.səlˈiːt/ us    /ˌɑːb-/
C1 not in use any more, having been replaced by something newer and better or more fashionable: Gas lamps became obsolete when electric lighting was invented.
Translations of “obsolete”
in Korean 쓸모가 없는…
in Arabic مُهمَل, مَهجور…
in French dépassé, périmé…
in Turkish artık mevcut olmayan, tarihe karışmış…
in Italian obsoleto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 廢棄的, 過時的, 淘汰的…
in Russian вышедший из употребления…
in Polish przestarzały…
in Spanish obsoleto…
in Portuguese obsoleto, em desuso…
in German veraltet…
in Catalan obsolet…
in Japanese すたれた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 废弃的, 过时的, 淘汰的…
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