Synonyms and Antonyms of expire
1 to come to an end <speakers will not be allowed to continue after their allotted time has expired> Synonyms break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, cease, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)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 downNear Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms continue, hang on, persist
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, exhaleRelated Words expectorateAntonyms inbreathe, inhale, inspire
3 to stop living <made one last visit to his homeland and expired not long afterwards> Synonyms check out, conk (out), croak [slang], decease, demise, depart, drop, end, exit, die, fall, flatline, go, kick in [slang], kick off [slang], pass (on), pass away, part, peg out [chiefly British], perish, pop off, step out, succumbRelated Words predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, failNear Antonyms come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thriveAntonyms breathe, live
4 archaic to throw or give off <linden trees expiring their rich perfume> Synonyms cast, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, emit [archaic], give out, irradiate, issue, radiate, release, send (out), shoot, throw out, ventRelated Words eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up
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