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- non·ex·pi·ra·tion, noun
- pre·ex·pi·ra·tion, noun
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How to use expiration in a sentence
In Prince William County, several national grocery chains, as well as local stores such as Todos Market in Dumfries, contribute perishable items that are near expiration.Restaurants throw away a lot of food. These volunteers pick it up first and take it to people who are hungry. | Cathy Free | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Its looming expiration has touched off a fierce new lobbying battle in Washington — and threatens to subject millions of cash-strapped Americans to the same struggles they had faced before.
In others, these contracts may have automatically continued upon expiration if no replacement agreement was negotiated.How We Found Pricey Provisions in New Jersey Police Contracts | by Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica, and Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press | February 8, 2021 | ProPublica
Brown was another Brady-influenced addition to the roster, signed at Brady’s urging when Arians dropped his objection just before the expiration of Brown’s eight-game suspension by the NFL for violating its personal conduct policy.Buccaneers defeat Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, 31-9, as Tom Brady claims his seventh championship | Mark Maske | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Those orders may not have directly preempted production, but their expiration would seem to be a symbolic gesture that could bolster confidence in the safety of shooting on set or in studio.Future of TV Briefing: Hollywood returns to production as stay-at-home orders, advisories lift | Tim Peterson | February 3, 2021 | Digiday
Such prescriptions have no expiration date, and were swallowed as easily in 1974 as in 1934 or 2014.Zen, Motorcycles, And The Cult of Tech: How Robert Pirsig’s Classic Anticipated the Future | Nathaniel Rich | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But with the expiration of the law and the media focus on the House bill, awareness mounted and that uphill fight got easier.The Deadly Plastic Gun Loophole the House Extension Leaves in Place | Eleanor Clift | December 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And thanks for all the music that came with no expiration date.J.J. Cale, Dead at 74, Was a Songwriter Beyond Compare | Malcolm Jones | July 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kerry himself recently identified an expiration date for the two-state solution within “a year to year-and-a-half to two years.”
By the time they haul it out, the patent may be nearing expiration.Worried About Incurable Tuberculosis? Stand By for Incurable Everything. | Megan McArdle | March 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They are all transported to the English colonies, where, at the expiration of ten years, they are supposed to be set at liberty.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
At the expiration of four hours the storm had worn itself out, and was succeeded by a perfect calm.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
A large number of the members of the Eleventh regiment reënlisted upon the expiration of their term of service.A Raw Recruit's War Experiences | Ansel D. Nickerson
At the expiration of that time, stamps must be affixed and the publications sent at third-class postal rates.
expiration takes a very little longer than inspiration, and the rapidity of respiration depends on the needs of the body.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking | Wesley Mills
British Dictionary definitions for expiration
the finish of something; ending; expiry
the act, process, or sound of breathing out
rare a last breath; death
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Scientific definitions for expiration
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