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superannuate

[ soo-per-an-yoo-eyt ]

verb (used with object)

, su·per·an·nu·at·ed, su·per·an·nu·at·ing.
  1. to allow to retire from service or office on a pension because of age or infirmity.
  2. to set aside as out of date; remove as too old.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.
  1. to be or become old, out of date, or retired.

superannuate

/ ˌsuːpərˈænjʊˌeɪt /

verb

  1. to pension off
  2. to discard as obsolete or old-fashioned


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Word History and Origins

Origin of superannuate1

First recorded in 1640–50; back formation from superannuated
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Example Sentences

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

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.

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