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expiration

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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

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2 the stopping of a process or activity
  • with the expiration of all brain activity there was no point in keeping the patient alive

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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

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The first known use of expiration was in 1526

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“Expiration.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expiration. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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