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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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English vocabulary is heavy in deprecatives for women (see the next section).
For any sentence of the type, woman is /////, the item in the blank has a strong tendency to become deprecative; it is very difficult to make it otherwise.