Expire Definition

expired, expires, expiring
expired, expires, expiring
To breathe one's last breath; die.
Webster's New World
To breathe out air.
Webster's New World
To come to an end; terminate; cease.
The lease expired.
Webster's New World
To breathe out (air from the lungs)
Webster's New World
To give off (an odor, etc.)
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Origin of Expire

  • Middle English expiren from Old French expirer from Latin exspīrāre ex- ex- spīrāre to breathe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French expirer, from Latin ex- (“out”) + spīro (“breathe, be alive”)

    From Wiktionary

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