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expire

ex·pire

expire

 
pronunciation:
ihk spaIr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: expired, expires, expiring
definition 1: to reach the end of a fixed term, as a subscription, warranty, or membership.
synonyms:
end, run out, terminate
similar words:
cease, discontinue, lapse, stop
definition 2: to die or die out.
synonyms:
decease, die
similar words:
depart, pass, perish
definition 3: to breathe out; exhale.
synonyms:
exhale
antonyms:
inhale
similar words:
blow, breathe, respire, sigh
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to exhale (air).
synonyms:
exhale
antonyms:
inhale, inspire
similar words:
blow, breathe, respire
derivations: expired (adj.), expirer (n.)
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