expiration

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noun ex·pi·ra·tion \ˌek-spə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of expiration

  1. 1 a :  the last emission of breath :  death b (1) :  the act or process of releasing air from the lungs through the nose or mouth :  exhalation (2) :  the escape of carbon dioxide from the body protoplasm (as through the blood and lungs or by diffusion)

  2. 2 :  the fact of coming to an end or the point at which something ends :  termination

Examples of expiration in a sentence

  1. one month after the expiration of the contract

  2. <directed that upon her expiration her splendid Italian-style villa be given to the public as a museum>

1526

First Known Use of expiration

1526


EXPIRATION Defined for English Language Learners

expiration

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noun ex·pi·ra·tion \ˌek-spə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of expiration for English Language Learners

  • : the fact of coming to an end or no longer being valid after a period of time : the fact of expiring

  • medical : the act of breathing out


EXPIRATION Defined for Kids

expiration

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noun ex·pi·ra·tion \ˌek-spə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of expiration for Students

  1. 1 :  the end of something that lasts for a certain period of time <expiration of a coupon>

  2. 2 :  the act of breathing out


Medical Dictionary

expiration

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noun ex·pi·ra·tion \ˌek-spə-ˈrā-shən\

Medical Definition of expiration

  1. 1a (1):  the act or process of releasing air from the lungs through the nose or mouth :  exhalation (2):  the escape of carbon dioxide from the body protoplasm (as through the blood and lungs or by diffusion)barchaic :  the last emission of breath :  death

  2. 2:  something produced by breathing out



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