Superannuate
Superannuate \Su`per*an"nu*ate\, v. i. To last beyond the year; -- said of annual plants. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • Superannuate — Su per*an nu*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Superannuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Superannuating}.] [Pref. super + L. annus a year.] 1. To impair or disquality on account of age or infirmity. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. To give a pension to, on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superannuate — verb antiquate, cancel, dismiss, make extinct, make obsolete, make outdated, remove, replace, retire, shelve, withdraw Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • superannuate — (v.) 1640s, back formation from SUPERANNUATED (Cf. superannuated) …   Etymology dictionary

  • superannuate — ► VERB 1) retire (someone) with a pension. 2) (superannuated) belonging to a superannuation scheme. 3) (superannuated) too old to be effective or useful. ORIGIN from Latin super over + annus year …   English terms dictionary

  • superannuate — [so͞o΄pəran′yo͞o āt΄] vt., vi. superannuated, superannuating [back form. < SUPERANNUATED] 1. to set aside as, or become, old fashioned or obsolete 2. to retire from service, esp. with a pension, because of old age or infirmity superannuation… …   English World dictionary

  • superannuate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: back formation from superannuated Date: circa 1633 transitive verb 1. to make, declare, or prove obsolete or out of date 2. to retire and pension because of age or infirmity intransitive verb 1. to become retired 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • superannuate — /sooh peuhr an yooh ayt /, v., superannuated, superannuating. v.t. 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 to set aside as out of date; remove as too old. v.i. 3. to be or become old, out of date …   Universalium

  • superannuate — verb a) to retire or put out of use due to age b) to retire due to age …   Wiktionary

  • superannuate — Synonyms and related words: abdicate, age, antiquate, be pensioned, be superannuated, be superseded, become extinct, become obsolete, boot, bounce, break, bump, bust, can, cashier, date, deconsecrate, defrock, degrade, demit, demote, deplume,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • superannuate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To remove from active service: pension (off), retire. Idiom: put out to pasture. See KEEP. 2. To make or become obsolete: obso lesce, obsolete, outdate. See NEW, USED …   English dictionary for students

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