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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·pire /ɪkˈspaɪr, ||ɛk-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ex·pire =/ɪkˈspaɪ(ə)r, <ɪ>usuællj for vɪ 2 ænd vt ɛk-/= 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pire v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expired p. pr & vb. n. Expiring.]
 1. To breathe out; to emit from the lungs; to throw out from the mouth or nostrils in the process of respiration; -- opposed to inspire.
    Anatomy exhibits the lungs in a continual motion of inspiring and expiring air.   --Harvey.
    This chafed the boar; his nostrils flames expire.   --Dryden.
 2. To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapor; to emit in minute particles; to exhale; as, the earth expires a damp vapor; plants expire odors.
    The expiring of cold out of the inward parts of the earth in winter.   --Bacon.
 3. To emit; to give out. [Obs.]
 4. To bring to a close; to terminate. [Obs.]
 Expire the term
 Of a despised life.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pire, v. i.
 1. To emit the breath.
 2. To emit the last breath; to breathe out the life; to die; as, to expire calmly; to expire in agony.
 3. To come to an end; to cease; to terminate; to perish; to become extinct; as, the flame expired; his lease expires to-day; the month expired on Saturday.
 4. To burst forth; to fly out with a blast. [Obs.]  “The ponderous ball expires.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: lose validity; "My passports expired last month" [syn: run
      2: pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes
         and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from
         cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The
         patient went peacefully" [syn: die, decease, perish,
          go, exit, pass away, pass] [ant: be born]
      3: expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight" [syn: exhale,
          breathe out] [ant: inhale]