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superannuate

[ soo-per-an-yoo-eyt ]
/ 藢su p蓹r藞忙n yu藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), su路per路an路nu路at路ed, su路per路an路nu路at路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to set aside as out of date; remove as too old.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路per路an路nu路at路ed, su路per路an路nu路at路ing.
to be or become old, out of date, or retired.
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Origin of superannuate

First recorded in 1640鈥50; back formation from superannuated
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use superannuate in a sentence

  • 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
/ (藢su藧p蓹r藞忙nj蕣藢e瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to pension off
to discard as obsolete or old-fashioned
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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