expire: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ik-spīr'), [key]
— v., -pired, -pir•ing.
  1. to come to an end; terminate, as a contract, guarantee, or offer.
  2. to emit the last breath; die.
  3. to breathe out.
  4. to die out, as a fire.
  1. to breathe out; emit (air) from the lungs.
  2. to give off, emit, or eject.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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