PronunciationEdit

  • IPA (key): /ɪkˈspaɪ.ə(r)/ or /ɛkˈspaɪ.ə(r)/
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VerbEdit

Plain form
expire

Third-person singular
expires

Past tense
expired

Past participle
expired

Present participle
expiring

  1. (intransitive) If someone expires, they die.
    The patient expired in hospital.
  2. (intransitive) If something expires, it ends, usually becoming invalid.
    My library card will expire next week.
    The contract they signed expired already.
  3. (intransitive) If food expires, it passes its expiration date, or the date it should not be eaten.
    All the milk on the shelves has expired.
  4. (transitive & intransitive) If you expire, you breathe out.

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