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 to make, declare, or prove obsolete or out-of-date 2.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. to become antiquated • superannuation noun

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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 — Su per*an nu*ate, v. i. To last beyond the year; said of annual plants. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   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  • superannuate — verb antiquate, cancel, dismiss, make extinct, make obsolete, make outdated, remove, replace, retire, shelve, withdraw Burton s Legal Thesaurus.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 — /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 to set aside as out of date; remove as too old.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 to be or become old, out of date …   Universalium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  • superannuate — Synonyms and related words: abdicate, age, antiquate, be pensioned, be superannuated, be superseded, become extinct, become obsolete, boot, bounce, break, bump, bust, can, cashier, date, deconsecrate, defrock, degrade, demit, demote, deplume,… …   Moby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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