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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of deprecate.
- adj. Strongly disapproved of.
- adj. Belittled; insulted
- adj. Obsolescent; said of a construct in a computing language considered old, and planned to be phased out, but still available for use.
From Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari ("to pray against (a present or impending evil), pray for, intercede for (that which is in danger), rarely imprecate"), from de ("off") + precari ("to pray"). (Wiktionary)