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expiration

noun

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 of expiration demise, death, expiry, terminationWords Related to expiration 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 of expiration existence, persistence, prolongation; inauguration, initiation, institution, originationAntonyms of expiration 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 of expiration arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, conclusion, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, end, finish, halt, lapse, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, terminationWords Related to expiration mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspensionNear Antonyms of expiration extension, persistence, prolongationAntonyms of expiration 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 of expiration curtains, decease, demise, dissolution, doom, end, exit, death, expiry, fate, grave, great divide, passage, passing, quietus, sleepWords Related to expiration casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughterNear Antonyms of expiration existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, riseAntonyms of expiration birth, nativity



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