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 for deprecated
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.]
  

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