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Definition of expire:

  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.
  2. To bring to a close; to terminate.
  3. To burst forth; to fly out with a blast.
  4. 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.
  5. To emit the breath.
  6. To emit the last breath; to breathe out the life; to die; as, to expire calmly; to expire in agony.
  7. To emit; to give out.
  8. 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.


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