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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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