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Back-formation from superannuated; Latin super "over" + annus "year"


superannuate (third-person singular simple present superannuates, present participle superannuating, simple past and past participle superannuated)

  1. (transitive) To retire or put out of use due to age.
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  2. (transitive) To show to be obsolete due to age.
  3. (intransitive) To retire due to age.
  4. (intransitive) To become obsolete or antiquated.
  5. (transitive) To give a pension to, on account of old age or other infirmity; to cause to retire from service on a pension.