See also: expiré

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French expirer, from Latin exspīrō, exspīrāre, from ex- (out) + spīrō, spīrāre (breathe, be alive)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈspaɪ.ə(ɹ)/, /ɛkˈspaɪ.ə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)

VerbEdit

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 lapse and become invalid.
    My library card will expire next week.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To exhale; to breathe out.
    • (Can we date this quote by Harvey and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Anatomy exhibits the lungs in a continual motion of inspiring and expiring air.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      This chafed the boar; his nostrils flames expire.
    • 1843, Loring Dudley Chapin
      Animals expire carbon and plants inspire it; plants expire oxygen and animals inspire it.
  4. (transitive) To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapour; to emit in minute particles.
    • (Can we date this quote by Francis Bacon and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      the expiring of cold out of the inward parts of the earth in winter
  5. (transitive) To bring to a close; to terminate.

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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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PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

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

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expire

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of expira
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of expira

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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.