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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expire  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expire  \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. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expire 
  v  1:  lose  validity;  "My  passports  expired  last  month"  [syn:  {run 
  out}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {die},  {decease},  {perish}, 
  {go},  {exit},  {pass  away}]  [ant:  {be  born}] 
  3:  expel  air;  "Exhale  when  you  lift  the  weight"  [syn:  {exhale}, 
  {breathe  out}]  [ant:  {inhale}] 




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