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Definition of expired

Expired
Expire 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. --Dryden. 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.

Meaning of expir from wikipedia

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