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expire

[ik-spahyuhr]
verb (used without object), expired, expiring.
1.
to come to an end; terminate, as a contract, guarantee, or offer.
2.
to emit the last breath; die.
3.
to breathe out.
4.
to die out, as a fire.
verb (used with object), expired, expiring.
5.
to breathe out; emit (air) from the lungs.
6.
Archaic. to give off, emit, or eject.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin ex(s)pīrāre to breathe out, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + spīrāre to breathe

expirer, noun
expiringly, adverb
nonexpiring, adjective
unexpired, adjective
unexpiring, adjective
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expire (ɪkˈspaɪə)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to finish or run out; cease; come to an end
2.  to breathe out (air); exhale
3.  (intr) to die
 
[C15: from Old French expirer, from Latin exspīrāre to breathe out, from spīrāre to breathe]
 
ex'pirer
 
n

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expire
early 15c., from M.Fr. expirer, from L. expirare "breathe out, breathe one's last, die," from ex- "out" + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit). "Die" is the older sense in English; that of "breathe out" is first attested 1580s. Of laws, patents, treaties, etc., late 15c. Related: Expired; expiring.
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expire ex·pire (ĭk-spīr')
v. ex·pired, ex·pir·ing, ex·pires

  1. To breathe one's last breath; die.

  2. To exhale.

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