superannuated

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superannuated

adjective

: old and therefore no longer very effective or useful

Full Definition of SUPERANNUATED

1
:  outmoded, old-fashioned <superannuated slang> <superannuated planes>
2
a :  incapacitated or disqualified for active duty by advanced age
b :  older than the typical member of a specified group <a superannuated graduate student>

Examples of SUPERANNUATED

  1. <a periodical that insists on using largely superannuated terms like editress and aviatrix>

Origin of SUPERANNUATED

Medieval Latin superannuatus, past participle of superannuari to be too old, from Latin super- + annus year — more at annual
First Known Use: circa 1633

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