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expire

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French expirer, from Latin ex- (out) + spīro (breathe, be alive)

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expire (third-person singular simple present expires, present participle expiring, simple past and past participle expired)

  1. (intransitive) to die
    The patient expired in hospital.
  2. (intransitive) to become invalid
    My library card will expire next week.
  3. (intransitive) to exhale; to breathe (out).
    • Harvey
      Anatomy exhibits the lungs in a continual motion of inspiring and expiring air.
    • Dryden
      This chafed the boar; his nostrils flames expire.
  4. (transitive) to exhale (something).
    • 1843, Loring Dudley Chapin
      Animals expire carbon and plants inspire it; plants expire oxygen and animals inspire it.
  5. (transitive) To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapour; to emit in minute particles.
    • Francis Bacon
      the expiring of cold out of the inward parts of the earth in winter
  6. (transitive) To bring to a close; to terminate.
    • Shakespeare
      Expire the term / Of a despised life.

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FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

expire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of expirer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of expirer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of expirer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of expirer
  5. second-person singular imperative of expirer

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expire

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of expirar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of expirar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of expirar.

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expire

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of expirar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of expirar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of expirar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of expirar