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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  expired 
  adj  :  having  come  to  an  end  or  become  void  after  passage  of  a 
  period  of  time;  "an  expired  passport";  "caught  driving 
  with  an  expired  license"  [ant:  {unexpired}] 




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