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superannuate

[ soo-per-an-yoo-eyt ]
/ ˌsu pərˈæn yuˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), su·per·an·nu·at·ed, su·per·an·nu·at·ing.

to allow to retire from service or office on a pension because of age or infirmity.
to set aside as out of date; remove as too old.

verb (used without object), su·per·an·nu·at·ed, su·per·an·nu·at·ing.

to be or become old, out of date, or retired.

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Origin of superannuate

First recorded in 1640–50; back formation from superannuated
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Example sentences from the Web for superannuate

  • But no time can superannuate the subjects which Burns has sung; they are rooted in the primary strata, which are steadfast.

    Robert Burns|Principal Shairp.
  • He was as ready to offer compensation as we ourselves are when we superannuate a clerk or suppress an office.

  • Nothing can superannuate its charm, nothing can quench its fascination.

  • A superannuate is one who has become impaired or disabled by length of years.

    Orthography|Elmer W. Cavins

British Dictionary definitions for superannuate

superannuate
/ (ˌsuːpərˈænjʊˌeɪt) /

verb (tr)

to pension off
to discard as obsolete or old-fashioned
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