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expiring

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expiring

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expiring

verb
present participle of expire

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1 to come to an end
  • speakers will not be allowed to continue after their allotted time has expired

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2 to let or force out of the lungs
  • he vows to hold on to that belief until he expires his last breath

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3 to stop living
  • made one last visit to his homeland and expired not long afterwards

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“Expiring.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expiring. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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