Expire



[ik-spahyuh r] /ɪkˈspaɪər/

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.
/ɪkˈspaɪə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to finish or run out; cease; come to an end
2.
to breathe out (air); exhale
3.
(intransitive) to die
v.

c.1400, “to die,” from Middle French expirer (12c.) “expire, elapse,” from Latin expirare/exspirare “breathe out, breathe one’s last, die,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + 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., mid-15c. Related: Expired; expiring.

expire ex·pire (ĭk-spīr’)
v. ex·pired, ex·pir·ing, ex·pires

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