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Expire

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EXPI'RE, L. expiro, for exspiro ex and spiro, to breathe.

1. To breathe out to throw out the breath from the lungs opposed to inspire. We expire air at every breath.
2. To exhale to emit in minute particles, as a fluid or volatile matter. The earth expires a damp or warm vapor the body expires fluid matter from the pores plants expire odors.
3. To conclude.

EXPI'RE, To emit the last breath, as an animal to die to breathe the last.

1. To perish to end to fail or be destroyed to come to nothing to be frustrated.

With the loss of battle all his hopes of empire expired.

2. To fly out to be thrown out with force. Unusual.

The ponderous ball expires.

3. To come to an end to cease to terminate to close or conclude,as a given period. A lease will expire on the first of May. The year expires on Monday. The contract will expire at Michaelmas. The days had not expired.

When forty years had expired. Acts 7 .


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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Expire'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/e/expire.html.

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