ex·pire /ɪkˈspaɪr, ||ɛk-/
ex·pire =/ɪkˈspaɪ(ə)r, <ɪ>usuællj for vɪ 2 ænd vtɪ> ɛk-/= 動詞
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.
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.”
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]