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[an-ti-kweyt] /ˈæn tɪˌkweɪt/
verb (used with object), antiquated, antiquating.
to make obsolete, old-fashioned, or out of date by replacing with something newer or better:
This latest device will antiquate the ice-cube tray.
to design or create in an antique style; cause to appear antique.
Origin of antiquate
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English antiquat old < Medieval Latin antīquātus old, ancient, past participle of antiquāre to put in an earlier state, verbal derivative of Latin antīquus; see antique
Related forms
antiquation, noun Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Seriously, I believe it will antiquate all types of airplanes, prop or jet.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • Whilst these were under discussion, new matter of complaint came over, which seemed to antiquate the first.

  • A little peaceful study and development of submarines and aircraft will antiquate our present antidotes.

    Another Sheaf John Galsworthy
  • Such works are held as antiquate and mossy; And as regards the younger folk, indeed, They never yet have been so pert and saucy.

    Faust Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
British Dictionary definitions for antiquate


verb (transitive)
to make obsolete or old-fashioned
to give an old or antique appearance to
Word Origin
C15: from Latin antīquāre to make old, from antīquus ancient
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