expire

v. t.

  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.
  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.
  3. To emit; to give out.
  4. To bring to a close; to terminate.

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.