Expire meaning

ĭk-spīr'
To come to an end; terminate.

My membership in the club has expired.

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To exhale; breathe out.
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To bring to a close; to terminate.
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Expire is defined as to breathe out, to die, or to come to an end.

An example of expire is when someone dies of a heart attack.

An example of expire is when food has rotted and has started growing mold.

An example of expire is when an offer was good until May 1, 2012 and the clock strikes midnight on May 2nd 2012; the offer expires.

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To breathe one's last breath; die.

The patient expired early this morning.

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To breathe (something) out.
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To give (something) off.
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To breathe out (air from the lungs)
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To give off (an odor, etc.)
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To breathe out air.
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To breathe one's last breath; die.
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To come to an end; terminate; cease.

The lease expired.

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To breathe one's last breath; die.

The patient expired early this morning.

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To exhale; breathe out.
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(intransitive) To die.

The patient expired in hospital.

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(intransitive) To become invalid.

My library card will expire next week.

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(intransitive) To exhale; to breathe (out).
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To exhale (something).
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To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapour; to emit in minute particles.
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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