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1. Retired or ineffective because of advanced age: "Nothing is more tiresome than a superannuated pedagogue" (Henry Adams).
2. Outmoded; obsolete: superannuated laws.
[From Medieval Latin superannuātus, over one year old : Latin super-, super- + Latin annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Insurance) discharged, esp with a pension, owing to age or illness
2. too old to serve usefully
[C17: from Medieval Latin superannātus aged more than one year, from Latin super- + annus a year]
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su•per•an•nu•at•ed(ˌsu pərˈæn yuˌeɪ tɪd)
1. retired because of age or infirmity.
[1625–35; alter. (with -u- of annual) of Medieval Latin superannātus over a year old (of cattle) = Latin super ann(um) beyond a year]
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|Adj.||1.||superannuated - too old to be useful; "He left the house...for the support of twelve superannuated wool carders"- Anthony Trollope|
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
|2.||superannuated - old; no longer valid or fashionable; "obsolete words"; "an obsolete locomotive"; "outdated equipment"; "superannuated laws"; "out-of-date ideas"|
noncurrent - not current or belonging to the present time
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adjective obsolete, antiquated, outmoded, old, aged, past it (informal), defunct, decrepit the superannuated idealism of the sixties
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superannuated[ˌsuːpərˈænjʊˌeɪtɪd] (frm) adj (old-fashioned) → démodé inv, passato/a di moda; (antiquated) → antiquato/a
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