expire


expire

verb

Definition of EXPIRE

1
to come to an end <speakers will not be allowed to continue after their allotted time has expired>
Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind down
Near Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protract
2
to let or force out of the lungs <he vows to hold on to that belief until he expires his last breath>
Synonyms blow (out), breathe (out), expel, expire
Related Words expectorate
3
to stop living <made one last visit to his homeland and expired not long afterwards>
Antonyms breathe, live
4
archaicĀ  to throw or give off <linden trees expiring their rich perfume>
Near Antonyms absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up

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