ex·pi·ra·tion /ˌɛkspəˈreʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of expiring; as: (a)Physiol. The act or process of breathing out, or forcing air from the lungs through the nose or mouth; as, respiration consists of inspiration and expiration; -- opposed to inspiration. (b) Emission of volatile matter; exhalation.
The true cause of cold is an expiration from the globe of the earth. --Bacon.
(c) The last emission of breath; death. “The groan of expiration.”
(d) A coming to a close; cessation; extinction; termination; end.
Before the expiration of thy time. --Shak.
2. That which is expired; matter breathed forth; that which is produced by breathing out, as a sound.
The aspirate =\“he,” which is . . . a gentle expiration.\= --G. Sharp.
n 1: a coming to an end of a contract period; "the expiry of his
driver's license" [syn: termination, expiry]
2: euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his
passing" [syn: passing, loss, departure, exit, going,
3: the act of expelling air from the lungs [syn: exhalation,