1. continued from, resembling, or adhering to the past; old-fashioned: antiquated attitudes.
  2. no longer used; obsolete or obsolescent: The spinning wheel is an antiquated machine.
  3. aged; old:

verb (used with object), an·ti·quat·ed, an·ti·quat·ing.

  1. to make obsolete, old-fashioned, or out of date by replacing with something newer or better: This latest device will antiquate the ice-cube tray.
  2. to design or create in an antique style; cause to appear antique.


  1. outmoded; obsolete
  2. aged; ancient

verb (tr)

  1. to make obsolete or old-fashioned
  2. to give an old or antique appearance to

1620s, past participle adjective from antiquate (1530s) “to make old or obsolete,” from Latin antiquatus, past participle of antiquare (see antique (adj.)). An older adjective in the same sense was antiquate (early 15c.), from Latin.

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