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- v. To remove or relinquish the use of something little by little
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To halt (an activity) in steps, or gradually.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. terminate gradually
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Attempts by the enemy to reinforce their situation met with intermittent success, as ships attempted to phase out of Underspace, disgorge their heavily laden shuttles, and vanish into the safety of distorted physics before increasingly effective Weave orbital defenses blasted them out of reality.
After one of my sessions on cosmetics ingredients, Hulda counted her antiperspirant/ deodorant roll-on, which was labeled as hypoallergenic, among one of the products she would phase out of her personal care routine.
It wasn't until the day before the fleet was to phase out of Underspace that he remembered the kindly Lepar, Itepu.
But its time to phase out Fannie Mae and Freddie Maclet them go the way of the S&L.