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 for deprecated
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  deprecate \dep"re*cate\ (d[e^]p"r[-e]*k[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p.
     p. Deprecated (-k[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Deprecating (-k[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [L. deprecatus, p. p. of
     deprecari to avert by prayer, to deprecate; de- + precari to
     pray. See Pray.]
     To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to
     seek deliverance from; to express deep regret for; to desire
     the removal of. [archaic]
     [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To protest against; to advance reasons against.
        [PJC]
  
              His purpose was deprecated by all round him, and he
              was with difficulty induced to adandon it. --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To disapprove of strongly; to express a low opinion of.
        [PJC]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  deprecated
   adj.
  
      Said of a program or feature that is considered obsolescent and in the
      process of being phased out, usually in favor of a specified replacement.
      Deprecated features can, unfortunately, linger on for many years. This term
      appears with distressing frequency in standards documents when the
      committees writing the documents realize that large amounts of extant (and
      presumably happily working) code depend on the feature(s) that have passed
      out of favor. See also dusty deck.
  
      [Usage note: don't confuse this word with ?depreciated?, or the verb form
      ?deprecate? with ?depreciate?. They are different words; see any dictionary
      for discussion.]
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  deprecated
  
     Said of a program or feature that is considered obsolescent
     and in the process of being phased out, usually in favour of a
     specified replacement.  Deprecated features can,
     unfortunately, linger on for many years.  This term appears
     with distressing frequency in standards documents when the
     committees writing the documents realise that large amounts of
     extant (and presumably happily working) code depend on the
     feature(s) that have passed out of favour.
  
     See also dusty deck.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-04-19)
  

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