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expire

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of expire

  1. 1 to come to an end speakers will not be allowed to continue after their allotted time has expired Synonyms break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, cease, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms continue, hang on, persist

  2. 2 to let or force out of the lungs he vows to hold on to that belief until he expires his last breath Synonyms blow (out), breathe (out), expel, exhaleRelated Words expectorateAntonyms inbreathe, inhale, inspire

  3. 3 to stop living made one last visit to his homeland and expired not long afterwards Synonyms check out, conk (out), croak [slang], decease, demise, depart, drop, end, exit, die, fall, flatline, go, kick in [slang], kick off [slang], pass (on), pass away, part, peg out [chiefly British], perish, pop off, step out, succumbRelated Words predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, failNear Antonyms come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thriveAntonyms breathe, live

  4. 4 archaic  to throw or give off linden trees expiring their rich perfume Synonyms cast, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, emit [archaic], give out, irradiate, issue, radiate, release, send (out), shoot, throw out, ventRelated Words eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up


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