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expire

ex·pire

expire

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spaIr
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: expired, expires, expiring
definition 1: to come to an end.
Your magazine subscription will expire next October.
synonyms:
end, terminate
similar words:
cease, discontinue, lapse, stop
definition 2: to breathe out.
The air we expire contains more carbon dioxide than the air we breathe in.
synonyms:
exhale
similar words:
blow, breathe, sigh
definition 3: to die.
The old horse expired after a short illness.
synonyms:
die
similar words:
depart, pass, perish
derivations: expired (adj.), expirer (n.)
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