expire

If something — like milk or a free shipping coupon — expires, it is no longer usable or valid. When you expire, you will be dead.

The verb expire comes from the Latin expirare, meaning “breathe out,” and the modern use retains that ancient meaning. The expanded, and more commonly used, meaning of expire is that the breath has — literally or figuratively — departed. When you expire your breath, you breathe out; you exhale. Things with a limited shelf life sometimes offer an expiration date that lets you know when they will expire: yogurt, frozen burritos, and even contracts for temporary employment. But some things expire in their own time: life, love, and car batteries.

Primary Meanings of expire

1.
v
lose validity
2.
v
expel air
Full Definitions of expire
1

v lose validity

“My passports expired last month”
Synonyms:
run out
Type of:
discontinue
come to or be at an end

v pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Synonyms:
buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it
break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad
stop operating or functioning
die
suffer or face the pain of death
Antonyms:
be born
come into existence through birth
Types:
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abort
cease development, die, and be aborted
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate
be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
buy it, pip out
be killed or die;
drown
die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating
predecease
die before; die earlier than
famish, starve
die of food deprivation
fall
die, as in battle or in a hunt
succumb, yield
be fatally overwhelmed
strangle
die from strangulation
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
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v expel air

Synonyms:
breathe out, exhale
Antonyms:
breathe in, inhale, inspire
draw in (air)
Types:
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snort
make a snorting sound by exhaling hard
blow
exhale hard
gasp, heave, pant, puff
breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
chuff, huff, puff
blow hard and loudly
insufflate
blow or breathe hard on or into
Type of:
breathe, respire, suspire, take a breath
draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

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