expiration date


: the date after which something (such as a credit card) is no longer in effect
: 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 Check the expiration date Product contamination also can occur outside a manufacturing plant, which is another reason not to use eye drops past their expiration date, according to Brissette. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 21 Nov. 2023 However, most flight credits can’t be extended after their original expiration date. Katie Seemann, Travel + Leisure, 1 Nov. 2023 If your pen gets too hot, is exposed to too much light, or has passed its expiration date, the medication should not be used. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 24 Sep. 2023 But her message resonates: There’s no expiration date on chasing your dreams. Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2023 When products are nearing their expiration date, Kora Organics offers them at a discount for up to 25% year-round. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 12 Oct. 2023 The company is sending emails to customers notifying them that a bad actor was able to extract their first and last name, email address, date of birth, billing address, and credit card expiration date. Jay Peters, The Verge, 13 Oct. 2023 The expiration date for the UAW's contract with Mack Trucks Inc. also nears. Breana Noble The Detroit News (tns), Arkansas Online, 1 Oct. 2023 To check for an extended expiration date, visit the FDA webpage for at-home tests, which indicates the brands that have an extended date and provides a PDF for each test with new expiration dates. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 27 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of expiration date was circa 1946

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“Expiration date.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expiration%20date. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

expiration date

: the date on which something (as a credit card) is no longer of use
: the last date on which a product (as food or medicine) can be safely used
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