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Definition of expired
ExpiredExpire Ex*pire", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expired; p. pr & vb. n.
Expiring.] [L. expirare, exspirare, expiratum, exspiratum;
ex out + spirare to breathe: cf. F. expirer. See Spirit.]
1. To breathe out; to emit from the lungs; to throw out from
the mouth or nostrils in the process of respiration; --
opposed to inspire.
Anatomy exhibits the lungs in a continual motion of
inspiring and expiring air. --Harvey.
This chafed the boar; his nostrils flames expire.
2. To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapor;
to emit in minute particles; to exhale; as, the earth
expires a damp vapor; plants expire odors.
The expiring of cold out of the inward parts of the
earth in winter. --Bacon.
3. To emit; to give out. [Obs.] --Dryden.
4. To bring to a close; to terminate. [Obs.]
Expire the term Of a despised life. --Shak.
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