expiration date

noun

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1 : the date after which something (such as a credit card) is no longer in effect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 Policies bought through the marketplace would probably still be binding until their expiration date, but might not be available for renewal after that, or have much higher premiums. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "What is going to happen to the Affordable Care Act?," 31 Oct. 2020 Despite his criticism, Putin did note that he was encouraged by Biden’s remarks about the New START treaty, a nuclear arms treaty between the two countries that has a February expiration date. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Putin notes Biden's 'sharp anti-Russian rhetoric' in assessment of 2020 election," 8 Oct. 2020 The world is in the middle of a pandemic that doesn’t seem to have an expiration date. Stephen Means, cleveland, "The 2021 recruiting class continues to pay the price of a country in a pandemic: Buckeye Take," 21 Oct. 2020 In a sport where age 30 was once a de facto expiration date, the idea that any of them would have the longevity to touch 20 Slams seemed fairly absurd. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: With Rafael Nadal nearing French Open title and 20 Grand Slams, debate renews over who's greatest," 8 Oct. 2020 In fact, Fox News forced her out in July, 2018—several years before her contract’s expiration date. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, "The Secret History of Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Departure from Fox," 1 Oct. 2020 But with Nurkic back healthy and Whiteside bound for free agency, this partnership has passed its expiration date. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "Trail Blazers' most realistic trade, China resumes NBA broadcasts, Damian Lillard’s new shoe, inside final days in bubble: Playoffs news and notes," 9 Oct. 2020 That is still the case: Members who apply for renewal before their expiration date are supposed to receive an 18-month grace period. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Know if You've Applied for Global Entry Recently," 8 Oct. 2020 Typically, a fullz includes the holder’s full name and billing address; card number, expiration date and security code; and often a Social Security number and birth date. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Boom! Hacked page on mobile phone website is stealing customers’ card data," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of expiration date

circa 1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Nov 2020

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“Expiration date.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expiration%20date. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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