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[an-ti-kweyt] /ˈæn tɪˌkweɪt/
verb (used with object), antiquated, antiquating.
to make obsolete, old-fashioned, or out of date by replacing with something newer or better:
This latest device will antiquate the ice-cube tray.
to design or create in an antique style; cause to appear antique.
Origin of antiquate
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English antiquat old < Medieval Latin antīquātus old, ancient, past participle of antiquāre to put in an earlier state, verbal derivative of Latin antīquus; see antique
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antiquation, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for antiquation


verb (transitive)
to make obsolete or old-fashioned
to give an old or antique appearance to
Word Origin
C15: from Latin antīquāre to make old, from antīquus ancient
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Word Origin and History for antiquation

1640s, from Late Latin antiquationem (nominative antiquatio), noun of action from past participle stem of antiquare (see antique (adj.)).

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