Definitions for: Expire

[v] expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight"
[v] pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"
[v] lose validity; "My passports expired last month"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*pire", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expired; p. pr & vb. n.
Expiring.] [L. expirare, exspirare, expiratum, exspiratum;
ex out + spirare to breathe: cf. F. expirer. See Spirit.]
1. To breathe out; to emit from the lungs; to throw out from
the mouth or nostrils in the process of respiration; --
opposed to inspire.

Anatomy exhibits the lungs in a continual motion of
inspiring and expiring air. --Harvey.

This chafed the boar; his nostrils flames expire.

2. To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapor;
to emit in minute particles; to exhale; as, the earth
expires a damp vapor; plants expire odors.

The expiring of cold out of the inward parts of the
earth in winter. --Bacon.

3. To emit; to give out. [Obs.] --Dryden.

4. To bring to a close; to terminate. [Obs.]

Expire the term Of a despised life. --Shak.

Ex*pire", v. i.
1. To emit the breath.

2. To emit the last breath; to breathe out the life; to die;
as, to expire calmly; to expire in agony.

3. To come to an end; to cease; to terminate; to perish; to
become extinct; as, the flame expired; his lease expires
to-day; the month expired on Saturday.

4. To burst forth; to fly out with a blast. [Obs.] ``The
ponderous ball expires.'' --Dryden.

Synonyms: breathe out, decease, die, exhale, exit, go, pass, pass away, perish, run out

Antonyms: be born, breathe in, inhale, inspire

See Also: asphyxiate, blow, breathe, buy it, buy the farm, change state, choke, conk, croak, die back, die down, die off, die out, discontinue, drop dead, drown, fall, famish, kick the bucket, pip out, pop off, predecease, respire, snort, snuff it, starve, succumb, suffocate, suspire, take a breath, turn, yield

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