superannuated

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌsuːpərˈænjʊˌeɪtɪd/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌsupərˈænjuˌeɪtɪd/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(so̅o̅′pər anyo̅o̅ ā′tid)


From the verb superannuate: (⇒ conjugate)
superannuated is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
su•per•an•nu•at•ed /ˌsupərˈænyuˌeɪtɪd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. retired because of age, sickness, or bodily weakness;
    too old for use, work, service, etc.
  2. antiquated or obsolete:superannuated ideas.
See -ann-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
su•per•an•nu•at•ed  (so̅o̅′pər anyo̅o̅ ā′tid),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. retired because of age or infirmity.
  2. too old for use, work, service, or a position.
  3. antiquated or obsolete:superannuated ideas.
  • 1625–35; alteration (with -u- of annual) of Medieval Latin superannātus over a year old (said of cattle), equivalent. to super ann(um) beyond a year + -ātus -ate1; see -ed2

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
superannuated /ˌsuːpərˈænjʊˌeɪtɪd/ adj
  1. discharged, esp with a pension, owing to age or illness
  2. too old to serve usefully
  3. obsolete
Etymology: 17th Century: from Medieval Latin superannātus aged more than one year, from Latin super- + annus a year
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
su•per•an•nu•ate  (so̅o̅′pər anyo̅o̅ āt′),USA pronunciation v.,  -at•ed, -at•ing. 
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 to set aside as out of date;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. 
  1. to be or become old, out of date, or retired.
  • back formation from superannuated 1640–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
superannuate /ˌsuːpərˈænjʊˌeɪt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to pension off
  2. to discard as obsolete or old-fashioned
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