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 account of old age or other infirmity; to cause to retire from service on a pension. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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