verb (used without object), ex·pired, ex·pir·ing.
verb (used with object), ex·pired, ex·pir·ing.
- expiration date,
- expiratory reserve volume,
- expiratory stridor,
- expired gas,
- explain away
Origin of expire
Examples from the Web for expired
The legislation strengthens and updates a previous version of the bill that expired in 2011.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive|Ben Jacobs|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These days, ISIS is wired; al Qaeda is tired; and Saddam Hussein and Qaddafi expired.Why We Shouldn't Be Scared of ISIS: Threat Inflation and Our Next Dumb War|Nick Gillespie|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“My time has expired, and I have lost my patience with you,” Issa said, interrupting Koskinen.House Republicans Take on John Koskinen: Scenes From an IRS Sideshow|Tim Mak|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn If your fridge is a graveyard of expired foods, listen up.
Three days later, the 66-year-old Bannock expired of congestive heart failure and complications from diabetes.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride|Jason Berry|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were women, children, old men, all joking there on the very spot where a man had just expired in the most supreme agony.My Double Life|Sarah Bernhardt
Some of his troops were ninety days' men and their time had expired some time before.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete|Ulysses S. Grant
My match burned my fingers and I dropped it to the floor, where it expired in a sickly blue flame.The Window at the White Cat|Mary Roberts Rinehart
He is stated to have expired at Florence on the 26th ult., owing to an attack of gout in the stomach.
Just at that critical moment the wick of the candle flickered a moment in the socket, and expired.Roughing it in the Bush|Susanna Moodie
Word Origin for expire
c.1400, "to die," from Middle French expirer (12c.) "expire, elapse," from Latin expirare/exspirare "breathe out, breathe one's last, die," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit). "Die" is the older sense in English; that of "breathe out" is first attested 1580s. Of laws, patents, treaties, etc., mid-15c. Related: Expired; expiring.