June 02, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
expire /ɪkˈspajɚ/ verb
expire
/ɪkˈspajɚ/
verb

expires; expired; expiring

The milk has expired.
The milk has expired.
Learner's definition of EXPIRE

1 [no obj] : to end : to no longer be valid after a period of time

  • This offer expires (on) March 1.

  • My driver's license has expired.

2 [no obj] formal : to die

  • She expired after a long illness.

3 /ɛkˈspajɚ/ [+ object] medical : to breathe out (air) : EXHALE

  • measuring the volume of air expired from the lungs

time expires ◊ When time expires in a game, the clock shows that there is no more time and play stops.

  • They scored seconds before time expired.

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