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deprecate

To make invalid or obsolete by removing or flagging the item. When commands or statements in a language are planned for deletion in future releases of the compiler or rendering engine, they are said to be deprecated. Programmers should begin to remove them from the source code in subsequent revisions of their programs. See flagging and nugatory.
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No, no, dear, no," said Dorothea, putting up her hand with careless deprecation.
This was too much for Skipper, who laughed with such genial heartiness as to lay Jerry's silky ears back and down in self- deprecation of affection and pleadingness to bask in the sunshine of the god's smile.
Marilla opened her lips to say she knew not what of apology or deprecation.
said Squeers, as if in mild deprecation of this outbreak.
Jasper remonstrates, in a tone of gentle deprecation.
Now, it is of no use, Peak,' said Sir John, raising his hand in deprecation of his delivering any message; 'I am not at home.
This night the woman of his belittling deprecations was thinking how great and good her husband was.
In such case, there is no excess deprecation to be recaptured under Sec.
Less interest income and increased deprecation resulting from the year's $52 million capital expenditure and acquisition program also contributed to the year-to-year decline in net income.
This was due to the expectation that the gain of approximately $140 million on the UK property sale would essentially offset the redundancy costs and increased deprecation expense relating to the printing plant project.
Based on the true story of North Yorkshire WI stripping off for charity, it is packed with fallible humanity, charming self deprecation and a lightness of touch to the performances that keeps the whole thing the right side of farce.
3 million, while earnings before interest, tax, deprecation and amortisation (EBITDA) edged up 1% to EUR 168.