from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To allow to retire on a pension because of age or infirmity.
- transitive v. To set aside or discard as old-fashioned or obsolete.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to retire or put out of use due to age
- v. to show to be obsolete due to age
- v. to retire due to age
- v. to become obsolete or antiquated
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To impair or disquality on account of age or infirmity.
- transitive v. To give a pension to, on account of old age or other infirmity; to cause to retire from service on a pension.
- intransitive v. To last beyond the year; -- said of annual plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To impair or disqualify in any way by old age: used chiefly in the past participle: as, a superannuated magistrate.
- To set aside or displace as too old; specifically, to allow to retire from service on a pension, on account of old age or infirmity; give a retiring pension to; put on the retired list; pension off: as, to superannuate a seaman.
- To last beyond the year.
- To become impaired or disabled by length of years; live until weakened or useless.
- Superannuated; impaired or disabled through old age; lasting until useless.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. declare to be obsolete
- v. become obsolete
- v. retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability
- v. retire or become ineligible because of old age or infirmity
Back-formation from superannuated.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from superannuated; Latin super "over" + annus "year" (Wiktionary)