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English noun: expiration

1. expiration (time) a coming to an end of a contract period


SamplesThe expiry of his driver's license.


Synonymsexpiry, termination


Broader (hypernym)end, ending

2. expiration (event) euphemistic expressions for death


SamplesThousands mourned his passing.


Synonymsdeparture, exit, going, loss, passing, release


Broader (hypernym)death, decease, expiry


Domain usageeuphemism

3. expiration (act) the act of expelling air from the lungs


Synonymsbreathing out, exhalation


Broader (hypernym)breath


Narrower (hyponym)blow, huffing, puff, puffing, snorting, wind


Part meronymbreathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation









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