Variant of expire
- to breathe out (air from the lungs)
- Obsolete to give off (an odor, etc.)
Origin: Middle English expiren ; from Classical Latin exspirare ; from ex-, out plush spirare, to breathe: see spirit
- to breathe out air
- to breathe one's last breath; die
- to come to an end; terminate; cease: the lease expired
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