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antiquate

[ an-ti-kweyt ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌkweɪt /
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verb (used with object), an·ti·quat·ed, an·ti·quat·ing.

to make obsolete, old-fashioned, or out of date by replacing with something newer or better: This latest device will antiquate the ice-cube tray.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.

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Origin of antiquate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM antiquate

an·ti·qua·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for antiquate

  • 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
  • Whilst these were under discussion, new matter of complaint came over, which seemed to antiquate the first.

  • Seriously, I believe it will antiquate all types of airplanes, prop or jet.

    The Black Star Passes|John W Campbell

British Dictionary definitions for antiquate

antiquate
/ (ˈæntɪˌkweɪt) /

verb (tr)

to make obsolete or old-fashioned
to give an old or antique appearance to

Word Origin for antiquate

C15: from Latin antīquāre to make old, from antīquus ancient
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