Thesaurus

expiration

noun

Definition of EXPIRATION

1
the act of ceasing to exist <directed that upon her expiration her splendid Italian-style villa be given to the public as a museum>
2
the stopping of a process or activity <with the expiration of all brain activity there was no point in keeping the patient alive>
3
the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities <the cancer patient passed away sometime during the night, the exact moment of her expiration not being known>
Antonyms birth, nativity

April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
a period of physiological dormancy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears