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ex·pire

expire

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spaIr
parts of speech:
verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: verb
inflections: expires, expiring, expired
definition 1: to come to an end.
Your magazine subscription will expire next October.
synonyms:
end, terminate
similar words:
cease, discontinue, lapse, stop
definition 2: to die.
The old horse expired after a short illness.
synonyms:
die
similar words:
depart, pass, perish
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to exhale (air).
The air we expire contains more carbon dioxide than the air we breathe in.
antonyms:
inhale
similar words:
blow, breathe
derivations: expired (adj.), expirer (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word expire contains the following part:
spir, spiro Latin root that means breathe