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- (transitive) To retire or put out of use due to age.
- 1658, Thomas Browne, “(please specify a page number using |page= or |pageref=)”, in Hydriotaphia, Urne-buriall, […] Together with The Garden of Cyrus, […], London: […] Hen[ry] Brome […], OCLC 48702491; reprinted as Hydriotaphia (The English Replicas), New York, N.Y.: Payson & Clarke Ltd., 1927, OCLC 78413388:
- These crumbling relicks and long fired particles superannuate such expectations; bones, hairs, nails, and teeth of the dead, were the treasures of old sorcerers.
- (transitive) To show to be obsolete due to age.
- (intransitive) To retire due to age.
- (intransitive) To become obsolete or antiquated.
- (transitive) To give a pension to, on account of old age or other infirmity; to cause to retire from service on a pension.
- (retire due to age, transitive): pension, pension off, put out to pasture
- (retire due to age, intransitive): call it a day, hang up one's boots
- (become obsolete or antiquated): age, obsolesce; see also Thesaurus:to age
- (give a pension to): pension
to retire due to age