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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Ex*pire"
  1. To breathe out; to emit from the lungs; to throw out from the mouth or nostrils in the process of respiration; -- opposed to inspire."Anatomy exhibits the lungs in a continual motion of inspiring and expiring air." [Harvey.]"This chafed the boar; his nostrils flames expire." [Dryden.]
  2. To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapor; to emit in minute particles; to exhale; as, the earth expires a damp vapor; plants expire odors. "The expiring of cold out of the inward parts of the earth in winter." [Bacon.]
  3. To emit; to give out.(Obs)
  4. To bring to a close; to terminate.(Obs)" Expire the term Of a despised life." [Shak.]

Etymology: L. expirare exspirare expiratum exspiratum; ex out + spirare to breathe: cf. F. expirer. See Spirit

verb Ex*pire"
  1. To emit the breath.
  2. To emit the last breath; to breathe out the life; to die; as, to expire calmly; to expire in agony.
  3. To come to an end; to cease; to terminate; to perish; to become extinct; as, the flame expired; his lease expires to-day; the month expired on Saturday.
  4. To burst forth; to fly out with a blast.(Obs)"The ponderous ball expires." [Dryden.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Expel air
  2. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  3. Lose validity ("My passports expired last month")

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

expire was also found in the following language(s): French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Fun Facts about the name Expire

  • How unique is the name Expire? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Expire was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Expire: Your name in reverse order is Eripxe. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pxerei. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Expire born Aug 15, 1949

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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