expiration date


Definition of expiration date

1 : the date after which something (such as a credit card) is no longer in effect
2 : the date after which a product (such as food or medicine) should not be sold because of an expected decline in quality or effectiveness

Examples of expiration date in a Sentence

Check the expiration date on the bottle to make sure the medicine is still good.
Recent Examples on the Web Walmart also made good on its promise and continued to offer the tests for $14 a box past the program's expiration date and through the holidays before increasing the price, a spokesperson told CBS MoneyWatch. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 5 Jan. 2022 The hand sanitizer bottle with the black cap has an expiration date of either May 21, 2022, or May 24, 2022. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 26 Nov. 2021 The Young Era in San Antonio has faced an expiration date from the moment the Spurs acquired the 33-year-old in the sign-and-trade deal that delivered DeMar DeRozan to Chicago last summer. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Dec. 2021 The hand sanitizer bottle with the clear cap, for some reason, doesn’t have an expiration date listed. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 26 Nov. 2021 At stake are thousands of dollars in federal jobless benefits from the weeks in between when DeSantis pulled the plug on the program on June 26 to the Sept. 6 expiration date Congress set. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, 18 Nov. 2021 While the game already provides ample content, past games saw lively communities stick around for years, even well past a console’s expiration date, thanks to the community’s contributions in creating new ways to play. Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2021 The move follows weeks of pressure from members of Congress as the initiative’s expiration date neared. Anna M. Phillips, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2021 Other corporate borrowers are pursuing rival rates as the year-end Libor expiration date draws closer. Mark Maurer, WSJ, 16 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of expiration date

circa 1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jan 2022

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“Expiration date.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expiration%20date. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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