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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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Download MP Hout deprecates attempts to derail election law endorsement NNA - MP Imad Hout deprecated on Saturday the attempts to derail agreement on a new election law, saying such bids only serve personal interests of some parties.
UNICEF would work on child protection soon after the water deprecates from the areas.
He deprecates claims made by, among others, the Heritage Foundation, the Education Trust, KIPP Academies, Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom, and Jaime Escalante's biographers, insisting that the achievements don't amount to much or couldn't be replicated or that the schools engage in cream skimming.