expiration

Expiration is what happens when a lease or contract — or a period of time — has ended. The expiration of your library card means you need to sign up for a new one.

You might notice that your container of yogurt is marked with a date — it's the expiration date, or the day the product is no longer fresh enough to be sold or eaten. Other things with expiration dates include magazine subscriptions, rental agreements, and drivers' licenses. All of these are a sort of contract that eventually ends, or expires. When you breathe out, that's technically also expiration, from the Latin expirare, "breathe out," or "breathe one's last breath."

Primary Meanings of expiration

1.
n
a coming to an end of a contract period
2.
n
the act of expelling air from the lungs
Full Definitions of expiration
1

n a coming to an end of a contract period

Synonyms:
expiry, termination
Type of:
end, ending
the point in time at which something ends

n euphemistic expressions for death

Synonyms:
departure, exit, going, loss, passing, release
Type of:
death, decease, expiry
the event of dying or departure from life
2

n the act of expelling air from the lungs

Synonyms:
breathing out, exhalation
Types:
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huffing, puffing, snorting
an act of forcible exhalation
blow, puff
forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
wind
breath
insufflation
an act of blowing or breathing on or into something
Type of:
breath
the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing

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