Definition of superannuate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsuːpəˈranjʊeɪt/


[with object]
Retire (someone) with a pension: his pilot’s licence was withdrawn and he was superannuated
More example sentences
  • 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.



Example sentences
  • Distinction awards and discretionary points, which provide £170m a year in superannuable bonus payments for senior doctors, will be merged into a single, more graduated scheme with increased funding.
  • The difference between the two is that military salary is superannuable.


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

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