[ soo-per-an-yoo-eyt ]
/ ˌsu pərˈæn yuˌeɪt /
verb (used with object), su·per·an·nu·at·ed, su·per·an·nu·at·ing.
to allow to retire from service or office on a pension because of age or infirmity.
to set aside as out of date; remove as too old.
verb (used without object), su·per·an·nu·at·ed, su·per·an·nu·at·ing.
to be or become old, out of date, or retired.
Origin of superannuate
First recorded in 1640–50; back formation from superannuated
Words nearby superannuate
superagency, superalimentation, superalloy, superaltar, superaltern, superannuate, superannuated, superannuation, superb, superb blue wren, superbaby
Example sentences from the Web for superannuate
A superannuate is one who has become impaired or disabled by length of years.Orthography |Elmer W. Cavins
Nothing can superannuate its charm, nothing can quench its fascination.The Bridling of Pegasus |Alfred Austin
He was as ready to offer compensation as we ourselves are when we superannuate a clerk or suppress an office.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) |Charles James Lever
But no time can superannuate the subjects which Burns has sung; they are rooted in the primary strata, which are steadfast.Robert Burns |Principal Shairp.
British Dictionary definitions for superannuate
/ (ˌsuːpərˈænjʊˌeɪt) /
to pension off
to discard as obsolete or old-fashioned