expiration [ek-sp uh- rey-sh uh n] Word Origin See more synonyms for expiration on Thesaurus.com a coming to an end; termination; close: the expiration of a contract. the act of expiring, or breathing out; emission of air from the lungs. . Archaic death. Origin of expiration 1375–1425; late Middle English expiracioun
), equivalent to
) (past participle of
-iōn- -ion Related forms non·ex·pi·ra·tion, noun pre·ex·pi·ra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-expiration the finish of something; ending; expiry the act, process, or sound of breathing out rare a last breath; death
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Word Origin and History for non-expiration expiration n.
early 15c., "vapor, breath," from Middle French
expiration, from Latin expirationem/ exspirationem (nominative expiratio/ exspiratio), noun of action from past participle stem of expirare/ exspirare (see expire). Meaning "termination, end, close" is from 1560s.
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