Definition of superannuate in English:


Pronunciation /ˌso͞opərˈanyo͞oāt/ /ˌsupərˈænjueɪt/

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transitive verb

[with object]usually be superannuated
  • Retire (someone) with a pension.

    ‘his pilot's license was withdrawn and he was superannuated’
    • ‘Soon after superannuating at the UN, Reddy wrote a paper on India and South Africa.’
    • ‘Pirate radio was about to be superannuated by the BBC shake-up that would give rise to Radio One.’
    pensioned off, retired, pensioned


Mid 17th century back-formation from superannuated, from medieval Latin superannuatus, from Latin super- ‘over’ + annus ‘year’.