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  • to express disapproval of
  • to belittle; depreciate
  • to put an element of a published IT standard out of use, often because it will no longer be part of the I.T. standard.
  • to neglect the maintenance of a software component, often because it is fundamentally outdated.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Dep"re*cate (d&ebreve;p"r&esl;*kāt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deprecated (- kā`t&ebreve;d); p. pr. & vb. n. Deprecating (-kā`t&ibreve;ng).] [L. deprecatus, p. p. of deprecari to avert by player, to deprecate; de- + precari to pray. See Pray.] To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to desire the removal of; to seek deliverance from; to express deep regret for; to disapprove of strongly.

His purpose was deprecated by all round him, and he was with difficulty induced to adandon it.
Sir W. Scott.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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