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superannuated adj
1 discharged as too old for use or work; especially with a pension; "a superannuated civil servant" [syn: retired]
2 too old to be useful; "He left the house...for the support of twelve superannuated wool carders"- Anthony Trollope [syn: overage, overaged, over-the-hill]
3 old; no longer in use or valid or fashionable; "obsolete words"; "an obsolete locomotive"; "outdated equipment"; "superannuated laws"; "out-of-date ideas" [syn: obsolete, outdated, out-of-date]

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From the Latin superannuatus "more than one year old" from super "over" + annus "year".


  1. obsolete due to age
  2. retired or discarded due to age

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Gothic, Victorian, abandoned, abjured, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, classical, deserted, discontinued, disused, done with, emeritus, fossil, fossilized, grown old, in retirement, medieval, mid-Victorian, not worth saving, obsolescent, obsolete, of other times, old, old-fashioned, old-world, on pension, on the shelf, out, out of use, out-of-date, outdated, outmoded, outworn, past use, pensioned, pensioned off, petrified, relinquished, renounced, resigned, retired, superannuate, superseded, worn-out
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