[ek-spuh-rey-shuh n] /ˌɛk spəˈreɪ ʃən/
a coming to an end; termination; close:
the expiration of a contract.
the act of , or breathing out; emission of air from the lungs.
the finish of something; ending; expiry
the act, process, or sound of breathing out
(rare) a last breath; death
early 15c., “vapor, breath,” from Middle French expiration, from Latin expirationem/exspirationem (nominative expiratio/exspiratio), noun of action from past participle stem of expirare/exspirare (see expire). Meaning “termination, end, close” is from 1560s.
expiration ex·pi·ra·tion (ěk’spə-rā’shən)
[ik-spahyuh r-ee, ek-spuh-ree] /ɪkˈspaɪər i, ˈɛk spə ri/ noun, plural expiries. 1. of breath. 2. an end or termination, as of life or a contract. /ɪkˈspaɪərɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. 2. death n. “close, termination,” 1752, from expire + -y (1). Meaning “dying, death” is from 1790.
[ek-sploi-tey-shuh n] /ˌɛk splɔɪˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. use or utilization, especially for profit: the exploitation of newly discovered oil fields. 2. selfish utilization: He got ahead through the exploitation of his friends. 3. the combined, often varied, use of public-relations and advertising techniques to promote a person, movie, product, etc. n. 1803, “productive working” of […]
[ik-sploh-siv] /ɪkˈsploʊ sɪv/ adjective 1. tending or serving to : an explosive temper; Nitroglycerin is an explosive substance. 2. pertaining to or of the nature of an : explosive violence. 3. likely to lead to violence or hostility: an explosive issue. 4. Phonetics. . noun 5. an explosive agent or substance, as dynamite. 6. Phonetics. […]
[non-ek-spawr-tey-shuh n, -spohr-] /ˌnɒn ɛk spɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -spoʊr-/ noun 1. failure or refusal to export.