Synonyms and Antonyms of expiration

  1. 1 the act of ceasing to exist <directed that upon her expiration her splendid Italian-style villa be given to the public as a museum> Synonyms demise, death, expiry, terminationRelated Words dispersion, dissolution; cessation, close, conclusion, decease, discontinuance, doom, end, ending, finish, halt, lapse, passing, quietus, shutdown, shutoff, stop, stoppage, surcease; suicide; annihilation, destruction, ruinNear Antonyms existence, persistence, prolongation; inauguration, initiation, institution, originationAntonyms alpha, beginning, birth, commencement, creation, dawn, genesis, inception, incipience, incipiency, launch, morning, onset, outset, start

  2. 2 the stopping of a process or activity <with the expiration of all brain activity there was no point in keeping the patient alive> Synonyms arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, conclusion, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, end, finish, halt, lapse, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, terminationRelated Words mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspensionNear Antonyms extension, persistence, prolongationAntonyms continuance, continuation

  3. 3 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities <the cancer patient passed away sometime during the night, the exact moment of her expiration not being known> Synonyms curtains, decease, demise, dissolution, doom, end, exit, death, expiry, fate, grave, great divide, passage, passing, quietus, sleepRelated Words casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughterNear Antonyms existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, riseAntonyms birth, nativity

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