from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Ending, terminating, dying.
  • v. Present participle of expire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Breathing out air from the lungs; emitting fluid or volatile matter; exhaling; breathing the last breath; dying; ending; terminating.
  • adj. Pertaining to, or uttered at, the time of dying

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or used in the breathing out of air from the lungs.
  • Pertaining or belonging to the close of life; occurring just before death: as, expiring efforts; expiring groans.


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