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ex·pire

 (ĭk-spīr′)
v. ex·pired, ex·pir·ing, ex·pires
v.intr.
1. To come to an end; terminate: My membership in the club has expired.
2. To breathe one's last breath; die: The patient expired early this morning.
3. To exhale; breathe out.
v.tr.
1. To breathe (something) out.
2. Archaic To give (something) off.

[Middle English expiren, from Old French expirer, from Latin exspīrāre : ex-, ex- + spīrāre, to breathe.]

expire

(ɪkˈspaɪə)
vb
1. (intr) to finish or run out; cease; come to an end
2. (Physiology) to breathe out (air); exhale
3. (intr) to die
[C15: from Old French expirer, from Latin exspīrāre to breathe out, from spīrāre to breathe]
exˈpirer n

ex•pire

(ɪkˈspaɪər)

v. -pired, -pir•ing. v.i.
1. to come to an end; terminate.
2. to emit the last breath; die.
3. to breathe out.
v.t.
4. to breathe out (air) from the lungs.
5. Archaic. to emit.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin ex(s)pīrāre to breathe out, come to an end =ex- ex-1 + spīrāre to breathe]
ex•pir′er, n.

expire


Past participle: expired
Gerund: expiring

Imperative
expire
expire
Present
I expire
you expire
he/she/it expires
we expire
you expire
they expire
Preterite
I expired
you expired
he/she/it expired
we expired
you expired
they expired
Present Continuous
I am expiring
you are expiring
he/she/it is expiring
we are expiring
you are expiring
they are expiring
Present Perfect
I have expired
you have expired
he/she/it has expired
we have expired
you have expired
they have expired
Past Continuous
I was expiring
you were expiring
he/she/it was expiring
we were expiring
you were expiring
they were expiring
Past Perfect
I had expired
you had expired
he/she/it had expired
we had expired
you had expired
they had expired
Future
I will expire
you will expire
he/she/it will expire
we will expire
you will expire
they will expire
Future Perfect
I will have expired
you will have expired
he/she/it will have expired
we will have expired
you will have expired
they will have expired
Future Continuous
I will be expiring
you will be expiring
he/she/it will be expiring
we will be expiring
you will be expiring
they will be expiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been expiring
you have been expiring
he/she/it has been expiring
we have been expiring
you have been expiring
they have been expiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been expiring
you will have been expiring
he/she/it will have been expiring
we will have been expiring
you will have been expiring
they will have been expiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been expiring
you had been expiring
he/she/it had been expiring
we had been expiring
you had been expiring
they had been expiring
Conditional
I would expire
you would expire
he/she/it would expire
we would expire
you would expire
they would expire
Past Conditional
I would have expired
you would have expired
he/she/it would have expired
we would have expired
you would have expired
they would have expired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.expire - lose validity; "My passports expired last month"
discontinue - come to or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"
2.expire - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain lifeexpire - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
abort - cease development, die, and be aborted; "an aborting fetus"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate - be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
buy it, pip out - be killed or die;
drown - die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake"
predecease - die before; die earlier than; "She predeceased her husband"
conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go - stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
starve, famish - die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
die - suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"
fall - die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
succumb, yield - be fatally overwhelmed
3.expire - expel airexpire - expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight"
breathe, take a breath, suspire, respire - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
snort - make a snorting sound by exhaling hard; "The critic snorted contemptuously"
blow - exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"

expire

verb
1. become invalid, end, finish, conclude, close, stop, run out, cease, lapse, terminate, come to an end, be no longer valid He continued to live in the States after his visa had expired.
2. die, decease, depart, buy it (U.S. slang), check out (U.S. slang), perish, kick it (slang), croak (slang), go belly-up (slang), snuff it (informal), peg out (informal), kick the bucket (informal), peg it (informal), depart this life, meet your maker, cark it (Austral. & N.Z. slang), pop your clogs (informal), pass away or on He expired in excruciating agony.

expire

verb
1. To become void, especially through passage of time or an omission:
2. To cease to exist:
die (away or out), disappear.
3. To cease living:
Informal: pop off.
Idioms: bite the dust, breathe one's last, cash in, give up the ghost, go to one's grave, kick the bucket, meet one's end, pass on to the Great Beyond, turn up one's toes.
4. To expel air in the process of respiration:
breathe (out), exhale.
Translations
يَموتيَنْتِهِييَنْتَهي وَقْته، تَنتَهي صَلاحِيَّتهيَنْتَهي، يَنْقَضي
pozbýt platnosti
udløbeophøreudånde
lakata olemasta voimassa
isteći
letelik
andast, deyja, gefa upp öndinarenna út, falla úr gildirenna út; ljúka
期限が切れる
만료되다
galiojimo laikasmirtinustoti galiojuspasibaigimas
beigtiesnomirtnotecēt
stratiť platnosť
löpa utandas utavlidagå bort
หมดอายุ
bitmekölmeksona ermeksüresi bitmeksüresi dolmak
hết hạn

expire

[ɪksˈpaɪəʳ] VI
1. (= end) [time, period] → terminar, finalizar; [ticket, passport] → caducar, vencer; [lease, contract] → vencer, expirar
my passport has expiredmi pasaporte ha caducado or vencido
2. (frm) (= die) → expirar
3. (= breathe out) → espirar

expire

[ɪkˈspaɪər] vi
[contract, visa, deadline] → expirer
(literary) (= die) → rendre l'âme

expire

vi
(lease, passport)ablaufen, ungültig werden; (time limit)ablaufen, zu Ende gehen
(liter: = die) → seinen Geist aufgeben (liter)
(= breathe out)ausatmen

expire

[ɪksˈpaɪəʳ] vi (document, time limit) → scadere; (die) → spirare

expire

(ikˈspaiə) verb
1. (of a limited period of time) to come to an end. His three weeks' leave expires tomorrow.
2. (of a ticket, licence etc) to go out of date. My driving licence expired last month.
3. to die.
expiration (ekspiˈreiʃən) noun
exˈpiry noun
the end of a period of time or of an agreement etc with a time limit. The date of expiry is shown on your driving licence.

expire

يَنْتِهِي pozbýt platnosti udløbe ablaufen λήγω caducar lakata olemasta voimassa expirer isteći scadere 期限が切れる 만료되다 verlopen utløpe wygasnąć expirar истекать löpa ut หมดอายุ süresi dolmak hết hạn 期满

ex·pire

vt. espirar, expeler el aire aspirado;
expirar, morir, dejar de existir.

expire

vi (to die) fallecer, morir
References in classic literature ?
If he shot me so, I'd expire with a blessing on my lips.
For I am generally disinterested in my love, and think I could be content to make a figure before Miss Larkins, and expire.
More destroy'd then thus We should be quite abolisht and expire.
Strong be your swords while your blood is warm, And spare neither for pity nor fear, For vengeance hath but an hour; Strong hate itself shall expire I also must perish
Immediately after this clause follows another in these words: "The President shall have power to fill up all VACANCIES that may happen DURING THE RECESS OF THE SENATE, by granting commissions which shall EXPIRE AT THE END OF THEIR NEXT SESSION.
When they perceived in him signs of exhaustion, and he could no longer be provoked to make battle, they would dismount from their horses, approach him in the rear, and seizing him by the tail, jerk him from side to side, and drag him backward; until the frantic animal, gathering fresh strength from fury, would break from them, and rush, with flashing eyes and a hoarse bellowing, upon any enemy in sight; but in a little while, his transient excitement at an end, would pitch headlong on the ground, and expire.
Then let it die," said Miss Emmerson, coolly; "the affection that cannot survive the loss of such an excitement, had better be suffered to expire as soon as possible, or it may raise false expectations.
I who am ready, even now, to expire at your feet with impatience
Your real calculation is that my interest will be sacrificed to my vanity--so that, if your other idea is just, the flame will in fact, and thanks to her morbid conscience, expire by her taking fright at seeing me so pleased.
His leave of absence will soon expire, and he must return to his regiment.
They have audaciously adjusted, in the name of "good taste," upon the wounds of gothic architecture, their miserable gewgaws of a day, their ribbons of marble, their pompons of metal, a veritable leprosy of egg-shaped ornaments, volutes, whorls, draperies, garlands, fringes, stone flames, bronze clouds, pudgy cupids, chubby- cheeked cherubim, which begin to devour the face of art in the oratory of Catherine de Medicis, and cause it to expire, two centuries later, tortured and grimacing, in the boudoir of the Dubarry.
You told me, four weeks ago, that Thurston had an option on some South African property which would expire in a month, and which he desired you to share with him.