- superb blue wren,
Origin of superannuated
verb (used with object), su·per·an·nu·at·ed, su·per·an·nu·at·ing.
verb (used without object), su·per·an·nu·at·ed, su·per·an·nu·at·ing.
Origin of superannuate
Examples from the Web for superannuated
The old Britannia ought to have been brought to the Thames when she was superannuated.Adventures and Enthusiasms|E. V. Lucas
Goya set to work, and from the start broke squarely away from the superannuated tradition of the Superintendent.Goya|Fr. Crastre
"There was this superannuated trainer whom you spoke of just now, Mr. Mellish," he said.Aurora Floyd, Vol. III (of 3)|M. E. (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon
Only think,” said Peterkin with a suppressed laugh, “of a superannuated wild cat!The Coral Island|R.M. Ballantyne
Then I joined the Conference and preached nearly forty years when I was superannuated.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
Word Origin for superannuated
"retired on account of old age," 1630s, "obsolete, out of date," from Medieval Latin superannuatus "more than a year old" (of cattle), from Latin super "beyond, over" (see super-) + annus "year" (see annual).
1640s, back-formation from superannuated. Related: Superannuating.